Hello everyone and Happy 2022! It’s already been an exciting Northern Elephant Seal breeding season on SEFI, and I’m excited to update you all on the Colony. But first let’s back up and go over some background context: Elephant Seals have been recolonizing SEFI since the 1960s, and we now have a modestly sized breeding
It is winter time on the Farallones again, where Elephant Seals are the focus of our research. Meet the new team of research assistants!
The 2021 Elephant Seal breeding season has come to a close… and we’ve got some fun elephant seals facts for you!
The crews on the Southeast Farallon Island are used to finding random objects throughout the island since gulls bring many back from the coast, but they weren’t prepared for what they found on February 6th.
Things are heating up for the winter Farallon crew, the Elephant Seal breeding season is at its peak!
Learn more about this year’s winter crew, the first pup of the season, and how we track untagged seals from year to year on the Farallones!
This is what happens when a pup gets to nurse off two moms. We like our pups round and chunky here… Here is the same animal after weaning, on the left, compared to a “normal” weaned pup. How many chins can you see?
Pup weaning is in full swing here on the Farallon Islands! These curious weaned pups have much to learn and even more fat rolls. Here is the envious daily schedule of our resident weaners: Wake up; Stretch, Scratch, Scream, Sleep, Repeat!
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