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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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Welcoming Kai, the First Pup of the 2020-2021 Season

Big news at Piedras Blancas south beach. The first pup of the season is now on the south beach. Mom and pup are doing well and resting. READ MORE about birthing on our website.Winners in our First Pup contest!We have winners who predicted the correct date! George...

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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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