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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!

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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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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