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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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Grand Opening Celebration Elephant Seal Visitor Center

Dear Friends,  The Friends of the Elephant Seal will celebrate the Grand Opening of their expanded Elephant Seal Visitor Center on Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The new 1000- sq.ft. Elephant Seal Visitor Center provides informative exhibits,...

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COVID 19 Update

COVID-19 Update-June 26, 2022   Check here for current status and recommendations in San Luis Obispo County.  A summary of our current status in our two locations: Elephant Seal Viewing Area is OPEN: The Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Viewing Area is open daily sunrise...

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Join our Team! Visitor Center/ Office Assistant Opening

Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, 250 San Simeon Ave, Suite 3B, San Simeon, CA 93452 Friendly, detail-oriented and organized team member sought for part-time staff assistant role in the Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center. Duties...

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