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Sunday Photoblogging: Life On The Edge

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In downtown San Diego, a group of harbor seals have made their home on a small beach protected behind a seawall. This beach gives them some protection against predation by the sharks that inhabit the waters off the coast of southern California. Meanwhile, human developments continue to push towards the coast. As a result, a battle has been fought between human and seal over the use of that beach. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, this spot is one of only two Southern California mainland beaches where harbor seals give birth.


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Jason G. Goldman About the Author: Dr. Jason G. Goldman received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Southern California, where he studied the evolutionary and developmental origins of the mind in humans and non-human animals. Jason is also an editor at ScienceSeeker and Editor of Open Lab 2010. He lives in Los Angeles, CA. Follow on . Follow on Twitter @jgold85.

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