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A Tale of Two Seals: Citizen Science At Piedras Blancas

This is the story of two young female seals who were born in different rookeries, to different mothers, within days of each other, 200 miles apart. When researchers tag and mark (with hair dye) elephant seals, it makes it possible to easily identify them throughout...

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December 1, 2020….  It’s Giving Tuesday!

December 1, 2020…. It’s Giving Tuesday!

Support the Friends of the Elephant Seals in protecting the "bachelor" elephant seals at William R. Hearst Memorial Beach in San Simeon Dozens of displaced male seals seek refuge every year at William R. Hearst Memorial Beach. They are driven off the breeding beaches...

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COVID 19 Update

COVID 19 Update

COVID 19 Update-November 21, 2020 The Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop in San Simeon is open for local order pick-up and phone requests from  10 AM-2 PM daily with some holiday exceptions.  You are welcome to shop online and arrange for local...

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Arrival of the first bull of the season

Arrival of the first bull of the season

November 13, 2020 There's lots of excitement at Piedras Blancas Northern Elephant Seal Rookery. The first bull (adult male elephant seal) has arrived for the Winter birthing and breeding season! Friends of the Elephant seal docent Max Fowles, sighted him this...

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