Point Reyes: Elephant Seal Overlook, Photo Gallery, San Francisco: Marin Headlands - Mt Tamalpais - Point Reyes, California
Point Reyes: Elephant Seal Overlook
San Francisco: Marin Headlands - Mt Tamalpais - Point Reyes
Elephant seals returned to Point Reyes in the early 1970s after a 150 year absence. The first breeding pair was discovered near Chimney Rock in 1981; the colony has grown 16% annually since. Today the Point Reyes elephant seal population is 1,500 - 2,000, and expanding further into Drakes Bay. An estimated 650 pups were born in the 2011-2012 birthing season.
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