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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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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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A survival story at Piedras Blancas

December 28, 2023. High tide 9:52 AM, 20-25 ft waves combine in the perfect storm... High tide, combined with huge waves flooded the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal rookery beaches for hours, with relentless force. Vulnerable newborn northern elephant seal pups and...

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