Archive for the ‘harbor seal’ Category

55 Harbor Seal Pups at FMR!

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Ranger Sarah Lenz counted a whopping 55 harbor seal pups during her seal population survey on May 9, 2011.

Sun-bathing beauties

Sun-bathing beauties: harbor seal moms and pups soak up the sun in Pacific Grove, CA

This photo of sun bathing beauties was taken on April 21, 2011 during a stroll along Ocean View Boulevard in Pacific Grove, CA. Several beaches have been closed with signs, barricades and emergency fencing to give harbor seal mothers and their pups a resting area. The bluffs give visitors a nice vantage point very close to the seals.


Harbor Seal Pups, Marine Debris, and Earth Day

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
Tinsel the Harbor Seal

Seven new pups have been spotted in FMR's harbor seal population.

Ranger Sarah Lenz reports that she spotted 7 new harbor seal pups during her April 11, 2011 harbor seal survey! They can be viewed with binoculars from Distillery Point. You can help make the world a safer place for our new harbor seal pups and other ocean animals by taking part in our April 23rd beach cleanup to honor Earth Day.

According to Geography Crafts for Kids by Joe Rhatigan and Heather Smith (Lark Books — 2002), “Over 100,000 marine mammals and over 2 million seabirds die every year by ingesting improperly disposed plastic.”


Harbor Seal Counts Have Begun

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

During pupping season, Ranger Sarah Lenz does periodic visual counts of the harbor seals resting in the reserve at or near low tide and submits the data to researchers.

For the survey, the length of the reserve is divided into four “zones”: (more…)