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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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COVID 19 Update

COVID 19 Update-July 8, 2021 New Guidelines for California are now in place.  Check here for all current restrictions in SLO County.  Many families with small children visit our site and we want to insure everyone's safety in this incredible public setting. Be aware...

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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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