Video: Elephant Seals at Año Nuevo

Posted by on Tue, February 13, 2007

Darin Boville
A dejected male elephant seal at "Losers Beach," a peaceful refuge a mile south of the main breeding area.

Jan McFarland-Brown of Farallone View Elementary School, in Montara, recently took her class to Año Nuevo to see the elephant seals. She kindly allowed me to film their trip. Warning/Guarantee: The video depicts large, sometimes violent mammals doing things that large, sometimes violent mammals do in the wild. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Oh man, see, this is why I enjoy Coastsider so much.

Why oh why do I have to live/work on the other side of the hill?

Thank you for the vicarious living.  :)

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Thu, February 15, 2007 9:35pm
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It was great fun doing this hike with you. The fights and chases are almost comical.
Lon Otterby
Docent Año Nuevo

I must have been confused and clicked on the wrong video. I thought I was clicking on the Planning Commission video. But there was that part with everyone lying around doing nothing until a few members of the crowd decided to stand up, make a lot of noise, and bang heads without accomplishing anything. Then again, maybe that WAS the Planning Commission in action….

Hey Donald,

Did things get any clearer when you saw two of them trying to mate at the end of the video?


Darin, maybe that was developers and bought-and-paid-for elected officials?