Seals and a Work Crew

A group of harbor seals is hanging out near the mouth of the river awaiting winter storms. When enough rain falls the river will open for steelhead runs.

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Last Wednesday a motorized work crew posted signs to warn visitors away from the seals. Thursday the Sonoma County Water Agency breached the sand bar, but large ocean swells soon closed it again.

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Their passing vehicle scared about a dozen into the estuary. A canoe would have caused less noise, expense, and disturbance.

Upstream, this seal rested on a log. Its doleful expression matched the mood of many Americans post election day.

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