La Jolla Community Issues – The Seals At Children’s Pool

The debate over whether or not the seals at Children’s Pool are welcome continues every year. It’s a community issue that gets everyone talking and inevitably ruffles a few feathers. On one hand they bring in thousands of tourists annually, which translate into thousands of dollars spent at vendors around the village, in addition to beautifying the coast here. On the other, they hog the beach, smell bad and use the swimming area like a festival port-a-potty – which makes swimming in an area that was originally intended for people a health hazard. Both sides have valid points and hold water.

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