There is very little snow on the mountains. A good snow pack is needed to provide water for creeks and rivers through summer and autumn.
Those are sea lions, not seals, near the breakwater. One of three groups, each with three to six animals, swimming northward, viewed from the Campbell River side on the Quadra ferry. They show up where the herring does, but right now a great mass of herring is congregating to spawn around Hornby Island and south, so these ones seem to be heading in the wrong direction.
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