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Old 08-01-2010
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Cruised at or just below the surface at around 3-4 kts, somewhere in the 15' range, not a whale,seal,dolphin ( never heard it exhale ) or shark and couldn't care less we were there


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is it a manatee?
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is it a manatee?

It looks like a manatee to me too. At least the flat tail part. But if that's a manatee in San Diego, he's a long way from home.



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That's my ex-wife. She's lost weight.
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It's not an Elephant seal on it's side ? They have been gettin pretty thick around Dana & Newport.
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It's not an Elephant seal on it's side ? They have been gettin pretty thick around Dana & Newport.

ahhhh, good one, never considered that one as I've never seen one this far south


big SOB, sure spent a long time on it's though, could have been injuried



cap; I think you're right, looking at it again, it looks to be on it's right side
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We had one hanging on powerboat swimsteps and docks earlier this year that had what looked like a jaw injury, I think the juvenile white bass in the harbor were an easy food source for him. They must weigh a ton.
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I've never seen an Elephant seal in San Diego either, but that doesn't mean it couldn't be one. I never saw a Harbor seal rookery in San Diego either, until the Save The Seals groups decided to protect the squatters at the Childrens Breakwater in La Jolla.
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