pacificwildThis is a harbour seal, belonging to a group of mammals called Pinnipeds or “feather-foot,” and is one of the most commonly seen marine mammals in the Salish Sea. Between now and Earth Day on April 22nd, a collaboration of NGO’s with #SalishSea residents and neighbours, are pledging to protect this estuarine ecosystem by designating it as B.C.’s next @unesco World Heritage Site. The Salish Sea Trust non-profit organization has partnered with our friends at @sea_legacy co-founders and @NatGeo photojournalists @PaulNicklen and @CristinaMittermeier to rally public support for the application. 'The Salish Sea' as a name for the waters extending from the north end of the Strait of Georgia and Desolation Sound to the south end of the Puget Sound and west to the mouth of the Strait of Juan De Fuca, has been embraced by citizens on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border for years, including the alliance of Coast Salish Tribal and First Nations leaders. Laurie Gourlay, director and founder of the Salish Sea Trust, calls the Salish Sea the marine equivalent of the #greatbearrainforest and a living, breathing piece of our heritage. To help designate the Salish Sea as the next #UNESCO World Heritage Site, head to the link in our profile - www.wearethesalishsea.eco. Public has until April 22nd to submit feedback on this proposal.
Photo by @iantmcallister
- sweetest_tattoos_hawaiiHow cute 😍 @crispy_leg
- bravesealpupdefinitely yes
- apollodok04@roefant sea perps
- sandyfalco13So cute:)
- roxy_redpantsClade: Pinniped, Family: Phocidae (Earless/ True Seals), lacking external pinna. These guys make a great ambassador for such an important cause! They're just too darn cute!!
- julietbell4Take a photo like dis one @balooga180
- balooga180I want to see seals so baaadd @julietbell4
- wildcoastperfumeryLet's hope this happens! We will be supporting! @lauriearbuthnot
- realthingscushionsLove this post!
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