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Modified 21-Feb-08
Created 14-Jan-08
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37° 7' 59"N 122° 19' 59"W
Año Nuevo State Reserve is the site of one of the largest mainland breeding colonies in the world for the migratory northern elephant seal. The males battle for mates on the beaches and the females give birth to their pups on the dunes during the winter breeding season.
View from Ano Nuevo visitors center:Ano Nuevo beach & islandRanger Dougs-curve seal tracksFemales squabble over a pup...Females squabble....Females squabble....Females squabble...Females squabble...Bull profile in vegetation3rd mound bellowsDarwin beachGoing uphillWistful bull elephant sealBig yawnBull elephant profileYoung bull elephant sealBull elephant waveBull elephant seal callElephant seal waves goodbye