March 21, 2021
A single, small white seal got very up close and personal with a diver in the Puget Sound located in Mukilteo, Washington. This seal was estimated to be three feet long and appeared to be alone for the thirty minutes it followed divers. The seal was originally spotted from far away, hiding behind structures on the sea floor. Eventually the speckled pup made its way until it was right next to the divers. At one point the seal, "swam up as fast as it could and flipped around (traveling the other direction) at the very last second." The action of flipping around was described as "extending its neck all the way back and its body following that same path." After a few more laps around the divers, the seal left and was not seen again for the duration of the dive.
Picture courtesy of Joe Drelling