Who Done It?


These tracks were found on a sand bar at low tide in Netarts Bay on the Oregon Coast in September.

Photo by Dennis Deck

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There are two sets of tracks in the sand with a slick or drag mark between them. A harbor seal dragged its body up the bank using its flippers like oars. The trail width is about 3 feet.

A dozen harbor seals climbed up this bank and sunned themselves as long as possible before the flood tide covered the sand bar again.

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