Seals Act Like Puppies… Awwww Geez [Video]

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A young sea lion recovers at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur on April 9, 2013 in San Pedro, California. Sickly emaciated sea lion pups have been turning up on California's coastline in unusually high numbers since January - with live strandings nearly three times higher than the historical average.     AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR        (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

A young sea lion recovers at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur on April 9, 2013 in San Pedro, California. Sickly emaciated sea lion pups have been turning up on California’s coastline in unusually high numbers since January – with live strandings nearly three times higher than the historical average. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Okay, these guys are always cute. Even when they don’t remind you of a pack of puppies. We humans rarely get to experience this kind of interaction with playful seal pups, mainly because we’re not always in the water.

Jason Neilus and his gang of divers have been swimming with these seals  for over 6 years, in the Farne Islands of Great Britain, and have never had a visit so intimate. And now they get the gift of filming the seals’ pups.

Jason insists that, “The seals are wild animals and approach the divers entirely by their own choice. No seals are forced to interact or forced to stay. No seals are harmed by diver interaction.”

More on Jason’s story here.

-Callahan, Jack FM

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