December 10, 2022

A stormy day at the Piedras Blancas Northern Elephant Seal Rookery, but there was a wonderful surprise this morning!

We are celebrating the first northern elephant seal pup to be born this 2022-2023 season at the Elephant Seal Viewing Area south beach. The pup was “heard” by webcam viewer, Michael Jouini, this morning at 7:46 AM and confirmed a few minutes later. He had the naming honors and named the pup, “Jesse.”

Congratulations to our VIEWING AREA FIRST PUP CONTEST winners: Joe Crabtree, Andie Haines, Judith Schumann, Beverly Kurz, Carol Anderson, Megan Keller, Marlene Decker and Judy Houseman, who all predicted a December 10 birth.

Please join us in welcoming Jesse! Watch mom and pup on our LIVE south beach seal cam:

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