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Mission Statement: Friends of the Elephant Seal is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about elephant seals and other marine life and to teaching stewardship for the ocean off the central coast of California.


Organizational Information


Articles of Incorporation

Board of Directors

Board Minutes


Docent Information

Docent Handbook & Spring 2019 Handbook Revisions

Año Nuevo Interpretive Guide for Docents

Docent review quiz

Docent Newsletter Archive

Procedures for reporting seal tags, Recording sheet

Guide for classifying older males

Hiistory Project: Story of FES, Docent interviews, Early journal entries, Class photos, E-Seal News Anniversary Issue

Also look at the FES History segment under About Us on the public web site.

Report on Docent Presentation

2018 Piedras Blancas Breeding Season Summary


Dan Costa's PowerPoint Presentation - April 16, 2011

Susanna Blackwell talk on Sound in the Ocean and Marine Mammals -Audio
Susanna Blackwell talk on Sleep Apnea - PowerPoint - Audio

Condit Presentation on NES Population

Robinson Presentation on Año Nuevo Research

Explore a 3D Elephant Seal Track

April, 2017 presentations: Nikki Adams, Diana Kramer, Heather Liwanag

Mark, Tag, Weigh Weaners: Research Explanation and Assessment

Jenni Rind, Apnea at Piedras Blancas: Summary, Full Article


Research Articles

Research Reports

Piedras Blancas Research

Among Friends - Member Newsletter

Docent Newsletters



Closure and Restrictions for Public Access to the Elephant Seal Areas

Marine Mammal Bone Collection