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Field Notes

Covering the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest

April 26, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Introducing Leopard and Silkie: West Seattle’s most famous seals

And now for something purely delightful: the children’s book, Leopard & Silkie, just out from Brenda Peterson with photographs by Robin Lindsey (Henry Holt, 2012) about the Seal Sitters quest to protect the eponymous baby seals right here in West Seattle.

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Leopard and Silkie, just out from local author Brenda Peterson and photographer Robin Lindsey is a delightful and educational read for kids

The book is fabulously illustrated with Lindsey’s one of a kind photographs of baby seals Leopard and Silkie basking, yawning, snoozing, hanging out with their mom, and basically being cuter than you might think possible:

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The local seal pups of the Salish Sea and the Seal Sitters’ work to protect them is the subject of a new children’s book

Kid Miles provides a role model for the adults on the beach, keeping curious humans and their pets away away from baby seals on the beach, as a Seal Sitter volunteer.

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Curious humans, from a baby seal’s point of view.


It’s a delight of a book that also delivers plenty of information about the seals and their lives in the Salish Sea in a very readable, kid-friendly page turner.
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Baby seals hang out with their moms.

All photos by Robin Lindsey, from the book Leopard & Silkie, courtesy Robin Lindsey

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