Articles Tagged With ‘elephant seals’

SLO County’s elephant seals thriving despite storms, photos

By KAREN VELIE Following a series of storms that pounded San Luis Obispo County and wrecked havoc on the coastline, the elephant seal population in the north county is thriving. Even though multiple pups were washed out to sea, it... (Continue reading)

Why did the California elephant seal cross the road?

A “very large, very determined elephant seal” insists on crossing Highway 37 in Sonoma County. The mammal, which weighs nearly 1,000 pounds, blocked traffic on the highway Monday afternoon. [SF Chronicle] Around 1 p.m., the California Highway Patrol received calls... (Continue reading)

Elephant seals nap on boardwalk in San Simeon

Seal-watchers found two elephant seals lying on the boardwalk neighboring the mammal’s December getaway in San Simeon on Thursday morning. [KSBY] The seals broke through the fence at the Piedras Blancas Rookery, a feat that reportedly occurs every few years.... (Continue reading)