Here's a few links that you might find interesting. Some relate directly or indirectly to elephant seals and others may relate to other marine mammals or special areas of interest. This list is by no means complete. If you have a favorite page, please let me know and I'll include a link here.


The colony of elephant seals at Point Piedras Blancas lies within the boundaries of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Check out their website and learn all about our nation's important marine sanctuaries.

And speaking of the Sanctuary, definitely one of the coolest places to visit is the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Check it out.

Here's some cool eseal information from the site of
Genevieve Anderson.

The other large elephant seal colony on the California mainland is Ano Nuevo State Reserve, twenty miles north of Santa Cruz. This colony re-established itself starting in 1961 and much of the knowledge we've gained about e-seals has come from research at this colony. A really cool website is the E-seal Camera, showing a live shot of the seals near North Point, and the Weather There.

The landlord, men in gray, stealth underwater balistic missiles, whatever you want to call them,
great white sharks are scary and fascinating. Check out the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation's website. They do lots of research on these and other types of sharks.

Have you heard about a seal colony down in La Jolla, California? This is another interesting seal happening, but they're not elephant seals, they're harbor seals. Read about them on the
La Jolla Friends of the Seals website.

The big three in California: harbor seals, elephant seals, and...zalophus...err...I mean California sea lions. People always confuse the three. Here's a link about Pier 39 in San Francisco where tons of people are introduced to the sea lion, from The Marine Mammal Center.

Here's a wierd one: Ever seen an elephant seal with a strange round chunk carved out of it's side about the size of a golf ball? Here's a couple of pages that describe the nagging fish that does this, the
Cookie Cutter Shark.