Don't know if the seals were following the canoe because they might get a free meal or it was easy to follow and they were curious. Wish we would have been able to get onto a fish just to see if they were silvers feeding. Next week think I'll go much further out if is a glassy morning. Staying so close to the estuary may not have been a good idea as the mother seals and thier pups love that shallow water.
It's interesting that the guys over in the striper section of this site are having problems with seal off of Cape Cod. I grew up back there and only ever remember seeing seals when I surfed in winter. Protection of seals has been a sucsess, wish that all the protection of salmon and steelhead worked as well.