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Volunteers Wanted for 2006 Harbor Seal Monitoring Program

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Date: January 17, 2006
Contact: John A. Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
Contact: Harbor Seal Volunteer Coordinator, 415-464-5210

Harbor seal pup ©Sue Van Der Wal

Help protect the natural resources of Point Reyes National Seashore and one of the most significant breeding populations of harbor seals in California by being involved in a long-term monitoring program. Learn about harbor seals and their ecology through an intensive training program.

Volunteers survey on weekdays or weekends, March-July. A minimum commitment of 2 surveys per month is required. Work requires long hikes and volunteers must be in good physical condition and have some biology experience.

Training starts Saturday, February 25th at Bear Valley. Two additional required training sessions include March 11 and March 25.

Call the Volunteer Coordinator at 415-464-5210 for more information.

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Did You Know?

Harbor Seal Pup, © Sue Van Der Wal

Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are present in the waters of Point Reyes year round. Every spring, approximately 7,000 harbor seals, or 20% of the mainland California breeding population, haul out on the beaches of Point Reyes. Look for them in the esteros and in Tomales Bay and Bolinas Lagoon. More...