A sea lion searches for afternoon sunshine at China Beach, 10miles north of Brookings.

Hikers visiting the secluded beach observedthe animal splashing in a shallow pool of water adjacent to the ocean before dsappearing back into the surf.

Like other beachgoers, the sea lion had trouble finding the sun since fog and low clouds rolled onto the coast early Tuesday morning.

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