Seal party at Graves

Big party of seals out at the light today, and this curious little critter swam right up to welcome the Boston Scuba dive boat.

Thanks, Cap’n Pat, for the picture!

Below the top picture is a gallery of our seals at Graves over the past few years.

 

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Peregrine falcons visit Graves Light

A peregrine falcon perches on the davit atop Graves Light late in the afternoon of National Lighthouse Day.

A peregrine falcon perches on the davit atop Graves Light late in the afternoon of National Lighthouse Day.

A close-up shot of the falcon, as seen from the kitchen (watch deck), between the outer railings.

A close-up shot of the falcon, as seen from the kitchen (watch deck), between the outer railings.

A pair of peregrine falcons visited Graves Light on National Lighthouse Day, treating us to some spectacular aerobatics.

The falcons perched on the bronze davit protruding from the floor of the lamp deck by the flag, and spiraled around the lighthouse in a series of amazing high-speed dives.

They made several swoops toward delicious-looking cormorants and seagulls, circling the oil house before coming back to rest on the topmost davit.

By some persistence and a lot of luck, we managed to snap a close-up picture of one of the birds flying past the outer deck of the watch room, and zoomed in so that you can see.

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Seal pup’s mama takes good care of baby on Graves Ledge

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Baby harbor seal gets a lesson – and reward

It must be spring out at Graves ’cause we spotted a baby seal on the rocks.

The little critter was all alone and struggling to move around, but when the tide came in after a few minutes, baby “Rocky” slipped into the water and swam away. We hoped Rocky was off to find Mama.

Turns out that’s exactly what happened. Mama set the good example and guided her little pup back to the rock. Watch the video to see the pup’s well-earned treat at the end!

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A baby seal plays under the boat

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A baby seal plays under the boat that’s tied to the Graves Light pier.

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Family of seal pups calls Graves Ledge home

Seal pups have staked out Graves Ledge as their home.

Seal pups have staked out Graves Ledge as their home.

A new generation of seal pups is calling Graves Ledge their home.

Here are some pictures.

Meet The Twins, and a little guy we named Spotty.

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Lots of harbor seal sightings this spring

Seal at Graves croppedHarbor seals are happily out this spring at Graves Ledge, with sightings being reported by our diver friends at Boston Scuba.

We got some pictures of our own this weekend, including this one at low tide of a playful baby seal, the newest seen this year at Graves Ledge.

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Harbor seals call Graves Ledge home

Boston’s harbor seals love the stone ledges around Graves Light.

 

 

 

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