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Piedra Blancas elephant seal rookery visiting hours

Old May 11th, 2007, 07:10 AM
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Piedra Blancas elephant seal rookery visiting hours

Hi,

I am unable to find information on the visiting hours for the rookery at Piedra Blancas. Can anyone give me this information?

We are travelling in May.

Thanks
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Old May 11th, 2007, 08:07 AM
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www.elephantseal.org is the website of the docents. I don't know that there are really "hours" but if there are it should be somewhere on the site, which has updated news reports.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 08:20 AM
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I'm pretty sure you can just pull right up and check them out. They are right off of the highway.
I took a group of students down there a couple of years ago in May to see them and they were VERY active.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 11:02 AM
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Yep - they are right off the highway, so any time during daylight hours is fine. You basically pull into a large turn out, park the car, and look at the elephant seals from a small bluff overlooking the beach. I have seen people wandering around ON the beach in and amongst the elephant seals, but that isn't the brightest idea - LOL.

One time, I saw a mother seal lash out at some guy who was wandering between the seals - caught his pant leg in her teeth and tore it. Fortunately for him, she didn't get his leg because I think she could have really done some damage. Hopefully he learned that wandering around near wild animals isn't the best idea - LOL.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 04:27 PM
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Wandering among the elephant seals is not only a stupid idea, it's illegal. These are protected animals in a protected area.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 07:44 PM
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There is now a boardwalk and a fence separating the public from the main resting area. As well as the docents are present most of the time.
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