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"Masked Seal"

Harbor seals exhibit a variety of body colors, ranging from spotted white to dark grey to brown. Most have a mottled pattern to their fur. Often their tears give them "raccoon eyes"

Fort Bragg, California

 
Seal Facts:

Some harbor seals display signs of iron oxidation known as "red pelage". Iron oxidation or red pelage is a condition that causes the hair of certain seals to turn red. The condition is thought to be caused by an accumulation of iron on the outer surface of the animals hair.
 

Masked Seal

 
         
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