Editor’s Note: Another unusual rash of marine mammals have beached themselves requiring rescue operations along the Pacific coastline. Along the north coast of California, the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, reports 429 pinniped rescues as of early May 2014,… Read More ›
Marine Mammal Rescue Center
It’s ironic that the northern elephant seal’s worst nightmare was the human mammal–not its natural predators the great white shark and orca. In the 1800s oil hunters slaughtered nearly the entire northern elephant seal population…
Sure enough, before January 25, 2011, a young pup separated from its mother, managed to survive in the water, and washed up several miles south of the rookery–assuming this is where the pup was born.