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"Seal Whiskers"

Harbor seals spend a great deal of time on land. In spite of their high fat content, harbor seals will spend hours a day resting in the sunlight, allowing their bodies to soak up heat.

Fort Bragg, California

 
Seal Facts:

Whiskers are an important evolutionary adaptation for seals. They can be extended forward to "feel" or inspect unfamiliar shapes, and are extremely important in low light situations. Blind harbor seals have been known to thrive in the wild.
 

Seal Whiskers

 
         
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