How to get to the Elephant Seals from Los Angeles
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What are elephant seals?
“The northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris, is an extraordinary marine mammal. It spends eight to ten months a year in the open ocean, diving 1000 to 5800 feet deep for periods of fifteen minutes to two hours, and migrating thousands of miles, twice a year, to its land-based rookery for birthing, breeding, molting, and rest. Piedras Blancas is a great place to view these remarkable creatures during their time onshore.” –
There are a lot of information about the Seals in the area so this is place is definitely a quick educational stop for kids.
Rules to follow while visiting the Elephant Seals
Park in the designated parking area.
Remain on the viewing walkways. The dunes and other bluff areas outside the fences or ropes are home to native plants and animals.
Elephant seals are protected by federal law. It is illegal to touch or throw things orcause a reaction from any marine mammal. If you witness someone harassing a marine mammal, call 1-805-927-2068.
Dogs and seals do not mix. Keep dogs on a leash and well away from the seals.
Do not feed the squirrels. Ground squirrels are wild animals, carriers of fleas and other vectors of disease, and occasionally they do bite.
Drones are not permitted in the rookery area.
Please view the National Marine Sanctuaries Marine Wildlife Viewing Guidelines
What are other animals that you can find?
Cetaceans, which includes whales, dolphins and porpoises
Pinnipeds, which includes both eared and earless seals
For more information check out Elephantseals.org
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