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. ...
COVID 19 Update

COVID 19 Update

COVID-19 Update-December 18, 2021 Mandatory Guidelines for SLO County remain in place.  To limit COVID-19 transmission rates in SLO County, the SLO County Health Officer issued an order on August 31, 2021 for mandatory universal masking in ALL INDOOR LOCATIONS,...
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...
#Watchingthoseweanlings …

#Watchingthoseweanlings …

We’ve been #watchingthoseweanlings with our docents who have shared their best images of this season’s pups. Many thanks to Phil Arnold and Max Fowles for their beautiful imagery. Join the Friends of the Elephant Seal in celebrating the success of the 2021...
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