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2019 Spring - Delayed implantation, Seal locomotion, Surviving the bottleneck

2018 Winter - Population growth, Foraging behavior, Flippers and claws

2018 Summer - Water Conservation, Whiskers, Highway 1 Open

2018 Spring - Bioluminesence, What is she eating, The oxygen minimum zone

2017 Winter - History of Friends of the Elephant Seal - 20th Anniversary

2017 Fall - Breathing at sea, California sea lion, 2017 pup count, Thermoregulation

2017 Spring - Male foraging, Catastrophic molt, New rookeries, National monument

2016 Winter - Internship program, E-seal vocalizations, Births and how to spot them

2016 Fall - Juvenile haul-out, The genetic bottleneck, Stranded weaned pups

2016 Spring - Meet Dan Falat, The value of fur, The 2016 birthing season, Domoic acid

2015 Winter - Rise and extinction of species, FES evolution, National monument status

2015 Fall - New rookery trail open, Why this beach?, Green Tie returns

2015 Spring - Coastal upwelling, Foraging, How do they do it? (Diving adaptations)

2014 Winter - Global warming, A perilous life
2014 Summer - Extention of the Coastal Trail, I recognize that voice!, Intern program

2013 Fall - A rest for the young, It's in the blood

2013 Spring - Off with the old, What have we learned?

2012 Winter - Winter drama, Elephant seal births and how to spot them

2012 Summer - The kids are coming back!, When's dinner?

2011 Winter - Drama on the beach, FES now a Cooperating Association with State Parks,
A visitor to Piedras Blancas

2010 Winter - New life on the beach, Clicking a million visitors, Walk this way

2010 Spring - A month in the sun, Reflections on the 2010 pupping season

2009 Summer - Beach vacations, Elephant seal vision

2008 Winter - New beginnings, The sea around us

2008 Spring - Spring roll call, The 2008 birthing season

2007 Winter - Winter wonders, The seals serve science

2007 Summer - Summer siesta, There is something out there that you should know about

2006 Winter - The seals' winter show, Seal skull, Seal rescue

2006 Spring - Beach buddies, New record pup count, Tagged females and their pups

2005 Winter - Gray whale parade, Mother Nature's big show

2005 Spring - Watch for whales, Beach bums, Don't touch the pups, Population boom

2004 Winter - Excitement on the bluff, Winter: Season of the seals

2004 Summer - Summer siesta, Docent training

2004 Spring - From the experts, Spring break

2003 Winter - Weaners and warriors

2003 Fall/Winter - Showtime, Predators, What's new at Friends

2003 Spring/Summer - Tattered travelers, Sunset at San Simeon

2002 Fall/Winter - Welcome to a new season, Watch for pups, Docents provide outdoor education

2002 Fall - Seal vs. sea lion, Watching for journeying juveniles

2002 Summer - Primary predators, Watch for a medley of molters

2002 Spring - Primary predators, Watch for winsome weaners

2001 Fall - Juveniles are here to rest

2001 Summer - Elephant Seals book is in its second printing, Summer molt

2001 Spring - Seals on the move, It's spring! Watch for weaners

2000 Winter - Video honored at film festival, It's winter! The seals are here, Gulls herald births,

2000 Fall - Fall brings a time of rest, Sea lions poisoned by demoic acid

2000 Summer - Environmental Hero award for FES!, Summer molt

2000 Spring - Spring molt, FES website begins

1999 Winter - Winter watching is most thrilling, Binocular donation, Fragile dunes

1999 Spring/Summer - What's happening at the rookery?, Those seals aren't sick, they're molting

1998 Fall - Elephant seals thrive on the central coast, FAQs




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