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The Beaver State Podcast Episode 47: Pinnipeds with Susan Riemer

April 2, 2021

There are four species of seals and sea lions found in Oregon waters. By far the most common encounter most people have is with California sea lions, which can be found hauled out in places like Newport and the Sea Lion Caves near Florence. But harbor seals are also commonly spotted along jetties and basking on sand rocks or along sandy spits. But Oregon also has Steller sea lions and even some Northern elephant seals. This time of year it's possible to spot seal pups left on the beaches while mom hunts for food. This week's podcast features ODFW pinniped biologist Susan Riemer talking about pinniped biology, behavior and how to safely view these interesting marine mammals. 

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