This light grey pup was never seen in water with the other pups until the day this video was taken. The pup hesitates for a while watching the other pups playing in the pool, then appears to make a decision to finally get in the water and try swimming. He ends up belly flopping into the pool
This is a very young pup, probably just a few days old. Newborn seal pups lack motor skill, so they aren’t very good at moving about.
During the breeding season, dominant male fur seals around and over 7-8 years of age compete fiercely for breeding territory. Male seals need to secure good quality breeding territories to get access to as many females as possible.
This fight shows a dispute between a original territory holder and a newcomer. In the end the newcomer wins the fight and the original territory holder retreats from the territory.
This video shows a seal giving a birth. The pup gets stuck in the crevice between the rocks but it made it out in a few days. We presume the mother fed it while it was stuck in the crevice, and it made it out of its own or the mother pulled it out after regaining her strength.
As female seals alternate between nursing their pup and feeding trips to the sea to replenish her milk, pups can get hungry when the females are out at sea. This video shows a pup attempting to sneak milk from other females. Fat, energetic pups have been observed to steal milk as well, so milk stealing doesnt necessarily mean that the pup is desperate and starving 🙂
Video credit to Oliver G
“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”
~ Henry Beston