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"First Swim"

A harbor seal watches her newborn pup as it emerges onto the beach after taking its first "baby swim."

Fort Bragg, California

 
Sea Facts:

Abundant marine life exists in the deep oceans. Thickets of giant tube worms, some four feet tall, have been discovered at a depth of 4,000 feet. These tube worms can increase in length at a rate of more than 33 inches per year, making them the fastest-growing marine invertebrates.
 

First Swim

 
         
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