What we have here are mostly what is called weaners.
These are this years pups laying on the beaches. They were born late December through early February. They nurse for about a month, gaining up to 10 pounds a day, then are abruptly weaned when their mothers mate again and head out to sea.
The weaners/pups live off their blubber until they teach themselves to swim. Once they can swim they head to Alaska in search of food. In their travels in the sea they are solitaire unlike now lying together.
They look very shiny silvery sunning themselves on the beach.
As in this picture they dig into the sand and cover themselves to keep cool.
This is a male which can weigh up to 5,000 pounds.
The squirrels in the area are very friendly and as you can see here want to be feed.
We wanted to visit the light house but we could not get in.
We headed back home to feed the boys and walk them. Then we went to the little fishing village in Morro bay for a bite to eat.