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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...


First pups arrive at the Piedras Blancas Rookery!

First pups arrive at the Piedras Blancas Rookery!

A big weekend at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery!  Early Saturday morning, December 16, 2023, we noticed a collection of gulls around a couple of seals in the distance on the south beach. On looking further, two tiny heads were visible, but very far...

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First Bull Arrives at Piedras Blancas!

First bull arrival! This big guy was first spotted on Thanksgiving Day on the south beach at the Elephant Seal Viewing Area. We had 142 entries in our Friends of the Elephant Seal First Bull Contest and 13 winners! Congratulations to Chris Kelly, Julia Buck, Tony...

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