The Beachmaster

By Unknown user I wasn’t a scientist, or a photographer, but for some reason I still liked to come and watch the elephant seals every year at their breeding colony. They really were incredible creatures; immensely powerful, graceful in their element—though I had to admit they also looked ridiculously cute when they flopped around on land like big furry sausages. This year a new bull was lording over the rookery. As the alpha male, he had earned the much-deserved title

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Seal Island

Suemartin It’s warm for this time of year and the bulk of the research work had finished. The research teams from several associated universities had left last week and the rotating maintenance crew had left this morning. I had volunteered to manage the monitoring stations until the summer crew arrived in the next few days, then I would be heading back to the mainland on the return boat. It seemed peaceful walking along the shingled beach with the lapping of

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