Adult females and juvenile seals are arriving on the beach already. It seems early for molting, but checking previous years of this blog, perhaps not. Quite a few seals are on the beach, several already actively molting.
This blog records my experiences as a docent at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery on Highway 1 in California. Adult females and juveniles of both sexes return to the beach in spring to molt.