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Five Facts you should know about the Elephant Seal

The elephant seals are back at the Piedras Blancas rookery!

The largest seal in the Northern Hemisphere can once again be seen off the shores of San Simeon, just north of Cambria. These mammals migrate twice a year to give birth, molt, and rest. During the winter months, they will reach their peak numbers, making it the perfect time for you to come see them in their natural habitat!

Since 1990, nearly 17,000 elephant seals have called the Piedras Blancas rookery home. Their journey spans thousands of miles, stretching from Alaska to the Central Coast. You can see them on a live feed by clicking the link here—but why watch them online when you can see these seafaring creatures in person!

What makes these creatures unique? Intro: Here are five facts you should know about the Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga Angustirostris).