Even more than our Susie Pair, Kim Akeman has become a “mother seal” with her devotion to the speckled critters she’s been watching, photographing and talking about for the past decade. It’s “her” harbor seals that crawl out onto the beaches or pull themselves up onto rocks, even naming some of them. Her passion will be on display when she presents at our March 7 docent meeting.
For the past 10 years Kim has been a docent in Bay Net, the shoreline naturalists for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and have spent over 18,000 hours with “her” seals. Kim promises to convince everyone that harbor seals are unique creatures with their own personalities, not just lifeless blobs on the beach.