Photos: Ted Pease

It’s marine mammal Friday here on LoCO

LoCO super friend Ted Pease passes along some photos he took of a “shy” young elephant seal splashing around in the shore break near the boat launch by Trinidad pier. 

“I’ve never seen one here,” the Trinidad resident told the Outpost.

Pease said he encountered the animal from a distance around 4 p.m. this afternoon. Northcoast Marine Mammal Center had been to the scene and placed signs, pylons and tape around the the animal so as to give it a space free from harassment. Others told Pease that the seal had been on the beach earlier in the afternoon but some humans — reportedly a drone pilot among them — had scared it back into the water. Let the seal be, folks!

More photo’s on Ted’s Facebook wall.