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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...


World Class Elephant Seal Athletes

July 12, 2024.  With the 2024 Summer Olympic Games fast approaching, it’s a perfect time to shine a light on three world class elephant seal athletes, whose long-distance migration in Summer 2023 caught our attention. Their individual stories are displayed in a new...

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Be a B.A.R.K. Ranger!

Beaches and parks in the San Simeon area are exciting places for pets to visit with their families.  Both locals and visitors enjoy the gorgeous scenery, abundant wildlife, beaches, breaking waves and breath-taking sunsets. Learn the B.A.R.K. principles so you...

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JOIN OUR TEAM! Office Assistant Opening

Friends of the Elephant Seal Office 250 San Simeon Ave, Suite 3B San Simeon, CA Position Description: Friendly, detail-oriented and organized team member sought for part-time staff assistant role in the Friends of the Elephant Seal office.  Duties include providing...

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