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1 Interpretive Guide Elephant Seal Facts Elephant Seal Life Cycle Elephant Seal Research Plastic and Marine Life Año Nuevo Island

2 Elephant Seal Facts California Pinnipeds Pinnipeds include Seals, Sea Lions (and Fur Seals), and Walruses

3 Diagrams by Bozena Jantulik Elephant Seal Facts Anatomy: Elephant Seal versus Sea Lion

4 Elephant Seal Facts Northern Elephant Seal Fact Sheet

5 Elephant Seal Facts Northern Elephant Seal Fact Sheet

6 Weaner 8 year Mature Adult 3 year Juvenile 12 year Alpha Bull Elephant Seal Facts Male Nose Growth with Age

7 Elephant Seal Facts Northern Elephant Seal Growth

8 Elephant Seal Facts N. Elephant Seal: Total Population Total Population = 4 x pups born

9 Elephant Seal Facts N. Elephant Seal: Año Nuevo Population Total Population = 4 x pups born

10 Elephant Seal Facts Male Survivorship

11 Elephant Seal Facts Female Survivorship

12 Photo credit: Photo credit: Elephant Seal Facts N. Elephant Seal Colonies and Tag Colors

13 Hatch's sea elephant harness oil: obtainable wholesale and retail from the sole manufacturers J. Hatch & Co., Invercargill, N.Z Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office Elephant Seal Facts Elephant Seals Hunted to Near Extinction

14 Elephant Seal Facts Elephant Seal Diet

15 Elephant Seal Facts Morphology of Pinnipeds

16 Photo credit: Peter Spicer, 2012 E-Seal Life Cycle Bulls Establish Dominance in December

17 E-Seal Life Cycle Alpha Bull with His Harem Photo credit: Nicole Teutschel, UCSC, 2009

18 Photo credits: Stealing Beauty Photography E-Seal Life Cycle Birth of a Pup

19 Photo credits: Stealing Beauty Photography E-Seal Life Cycle Scavenger Sea Gulls Eating After-Birth Tissue

20 Photo credit: Peter Spicer, 2012 E-Seal Life Cycle Females (Cows) and Nursing Pups

21 Photo credits: E-Seal Life Cycle Pups Gain 10 Pounds per Day with 55% Milk Fat

22 Photo credit: Photo credit: Peter Spicer, 2012 E-Seal Life Cycle Weaner Life: Healthy Weight and Swimming / Underwater Breathing Practice

23 E-Seal Life Cycle Mating Photo credits: Frank Balthis

24 Photo credits: Rodger Alsobrook, E-Seal Life Cycle Male and Female Catastrophic Molting

25 E-Seal Life Cycle Fatal Shark Bite Photo credits: Pat Morris, 2010

26 Photo credit: NicoleMarieTeutschel, 2008, UC Santa Cruz Long Marine Lab, CA Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP), E-Seal Research Attaching Time-depth-recorder and Satellite (GPS) Tags

27 E-Seal Research Single Elephant Seal Track (Penelope, UCSC, 2008) Diagram Photo credit:

28 Photo credit: (post-molt migration tracks) E-Seal Research mile Round-trip Migration (2x per year)

29 Credit: Heart Rates of Northern Elephant Seals Diving at Sea and Resting on the Beach. R. D. Andrews and others, Journal of Experimental Biology, 200, E-Seal Research Heart Rates at Surface and During Dive

30 Photo credit: Frank Balthis Plastic and Marine Life Seal Caught in Plastic Toilet Seat

31 Photo credit: Peter Spicer Photo credit: Guy Oliver Plastic and Marine Life Neck Injuries Due to Plastic Lines and Nets

32 Photo credit: Plastic and Marine Life Curious by nature, a Hawaiian monk seal gets caught in fishing tackle off Kure Atoll, Pacific Ocean

33 Photo credit: NOAA Plastic and Marine Life Plastic Debris Affects All Marine Life Photo credit: Santa Cruz Sentinel

34 Año Nuevo Island Año Nuevo Island - Ocean Side View Photo credit: U.S. Coast Guard Historian s Office, Washington, D.C.

35 Año Nuevo Island The oil lens lantern was originally installed on top of the water tank. In 1913, a steel tower was built to hold the lantern. Steel Light Tower and Water Tank Photo credit: California State Parks

36 Photo credit: Reginald McGovern photograph, Courtesy, U.S. Lighthouse Society, San Francisco, CA Año Nuevo Island Año Nuevo Island Light Station

37 Rhinoceros Auklet Nest Modules Installed Underground RHAU = Rhinoceros Auklet CAAU = Cassin s Auklet Photo credit:. Año Nuevo Island Auklet Habitat Restoration

38 Project Team: Frank Balthis, Ziad Bawarshi, Mike Merritt, Katrina Ricca, Peter Spicer, May 2013

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