Where am I? I swam over 2000 miles northeast of Hawaii. I’m still in the Northern Pacific Ocean. I’m pretty tired and would like to rest. When I come to the surface, I hear a very loud noise. It sounds a little like barking. Do you hear it?

Click the arrow to hear what Kit hears. Credit: Soundsnap.com

Who am I with? I see many gray animals laying on several docks. There are at least 39 of them.

Some are sleeping. Some are barking. Some are even looking back at me! They are part of a group of animals called pinnipeds. (Pin-ah-peds)

Pinnipeds – marine mammals with flippers. Can you name some pinnipeds?

There are three types of pinnipeds.

Seal Photo by karlheinz_eckhardt Eckhardt on Unsplash
Sea Lion Photo by Sand Crain on Unsplash
Walrus Photo by Jay Ruzesky on Unsplash

What do I see? I also see a red bridge. It’s so big – 1.7 miles long and 90 feet wide. When I swam past it last night, it was lit up. I could see the lights reflecting in the water.

When I look past the animals on the docks, I see a lot of people walking and biking on a pier. There are shops and restaurants and even an aquarium. I wonder if any of my relatives live there! I think I’m going to take a look around. Can you use the clues I’ve given to tell me where I am?

Did you figure it out? Find the answer here.