Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December 2013. More »
2013 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures
From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »
Reading Room: Photographs: Drakes Estero Wildlife Monitoring Cameras - Upper Estero Far - May 1-7, 2008
Below are descriptions of directories containing the Wildlife Monitoring Camera photographs taken of the Upper Estero Far (UEF) harbor seal haul-out site within Drakes Estero from May 1 to May 7, 2008. The camera was programmed to capture images every minute from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There may be gaps in the sequence of images when regular camera maintenance occurred and when there were camera malfunctions, dead batteries, full memory cards, etc.
Please note that the 12:00 p.m. to 12:59 p.m. images are included in the AM directories. If these were included in the PM directories, they would be listed last, instead of before the 1:00 p.m. image.
Click on a hyperlinked date below to open up the desired directory. Images are each ~300 KB in size.
For the rest of the photographs taken of the Upper Estero Far (UEF) harbor seal haul-out site within Drakes Estero during May 2008, return to the Drakes Estero Wildlife Monitoring Cameras - 2008 page.
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