Friday, February 12, 2010

Where to find Elephant Seals

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Elephant Seals migrate along the Pacific Coast, stopping periodically at various locations. I've visited Point Reyes and Ano Nuevo and spend every Monday morning at Piedras Blancas.

Most rookeries are on islands, so they aren't accessible to visitors. The rookery at Ano Nuevo provides guided tours to see the seals, but it's about a mile walk. Piedras Blancas is right next to the highway. Many people who stop there have never heard of Elephant Seals. They see the signs, or see animals lying next to the fence along the road.

Visitors are delighted to see wild animals in their native setting, right there on the beach!

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