Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
Reading Room: Other Documents of Interest: Harbor Seal Data
The data files posted here contain harbor seal data collected within Point Reyes National Seashore (PORE) and Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GOGA) from 1982 through July 2009.
Each of the databases is provided in Microsoft Access 2003 format. Two additional files representing Drakes Estero harbor seal data from 1982 through 1993 have been made available in PDF format.
In accordance with Executive Order 12906, these data files have been provided with metadata records following the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM). Table and data field definitions can be viewed in the metadata records (5 Entity and Attribute Information). Metadata records for each of the databases also include a data quality section (2 Data Quality Information) that describes the error-checking, quality control, and quality assurance measures taken with each data set.
The metadata files have been provided in PDF format.
Download additional unentered harbor seal datasheets collected from several sites in 1997 (9,528 KB PDF) and unentered datasheets of just lower Drakes Estero collected in 1997 (2,006 KB PDF).
Click on a link below to download the desired Zip files, which contain both the data and the metadata:
UPDATED - SFAN_PHOCA_2000_2013 (1,495 KB Zip file)
UPDATED - PORE_PHOCA_SUBSITE_2008_2013 (933 KB Zip file)
UPDATED - GOGA_PHOCA_2000_2013 (550 KB Zip file)
PORE_PHOCA_DE_SUBSITE_1997_2007 (387 KB Zip file)
PORE_PHOCA_1996_1999 (145 KB Zip file)
UPDATED - PORE_PHOCA_PRH_1997_2013 (209 KB Zip file)
PORE_PHOCA_DE_1982_1993 (17 KB Zip file)
PORE_PHOCA_DE_DISTURBANCES_1982_1983 (18 KB Zip file)
Did You Know?
40 percent of all debris items picked up during California Coastal Cleanup Days are cigarette butts. In 2008, volunteers picked up over 340,000 of them in only three hours. 2008 was the 24th straight year in which cigarette butts were the most numerous debris item picked up. More...