It’s November- a transitional month!

It’s November- a transitional month!

For elephant seals, November is a transition month.  It marks the end of the season during which the juvenile seals occupy the beach and the beginning of the seasonal arrival of the large adult males.  The adult males will stay on the beach throughout the...
COVID 19 Update

COVID 19 Update

COVID-19 Update-November 10, 2022   Check here for current status and recommendations in San Luis Obispo County.  A summary of our current status in our two locations: Elephant Seal Viewing Area is OPEN: The Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Viewing Area is open daily...
Research Blog December 2021

Research Blog December 2021

A NARROW WINDOW by Tim Postiff The timing of reproduction in plants and animals is optimized for success and must be balanced against growth of the organism.  For northern elephant seals, birth must be separate from migration – birthing at sea is fatal for pups. ...
First Pup of the Winter Birthing Season!

First Pup of the Winter Birthing Season!

On Thursday morning, December 16, 2021, we saw the first pup born at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Viewing Area (south beach).  And he has a name.. Casey! A record four people accurately predicted the date in our “first pup” contest.  Congratulations...
Elephant Seal Vocalizations- A Virtual Field Trip

Elephant Seal Vocalizations- A Virtual Field Trip

Have you ever heard the sounds an elephant seal makes? If you have, you would have noticed that they are very loud. You also would have noticed a number of different sounds.NOW ON OUR YouTube Page. Take a virtual field trip with the Friends of the Elephant Seal to...
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