Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter seals...

Today was a beautiful Easter Sunday in San Francisco. We indulged in some chocolate Easter candies, decorated some colorful eggs, and prepared a delicious pot roast for dinner. Before those festivities, we drove south along the coast to Año Nuevo State Park, which is famous as a breeding ground for Elephant Seals. This time of year, this adults have left the young pups on their own. The adult males head north to Alaska, and the females south towards Hawaii. The pups (pictured here) eat, grow, and practice swimming in the protected rocky shoreline.


3 comments:

JamesF said...

I need a size reference for the seals, about how big are the pups?

And I like that shot of the eggs.

BullBunky said...

These seals were scattered by the hundreds across the beach and were typically 3-4 feet long. Some of the largest ones probably reached 5 feet.

Matthias Treml said...

Why do the males go North and females go South?