2014 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 »
2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended
March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. More »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »
Reading Room: Videos: Drakes Estero Wildlife Monitoring Cameras - 2008
Below are descriptions of directories containing the Wildlife Monitoring Camera videos taken of harbor seal haul-out sites within Drakes Estero during 2008. Due to camera settings, there may be discrepancies between the time values between the videos and the Oyster Activity Worksheet (238 KB Zip file). Not all videos are documented on the Oyster Activity Worksheet.
The QuickTime video files found in these directories range from 19 KB to 5.6 MB in size and are from 1 second to 3 minute 28 seconds in length. If any of the videos do not play on your computer, you may not have the latest version of QuickTime.
Click on a hyperlinked date or date range below to open up the desired directory.
Video Tape 1 contains:
Video Tape 2 contains:
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