• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • 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 »

Multimedia Presentations: Science Behind the Scenery

The following Quicktime videos are from the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center's 2004 "Science Behind the Scenery" DVD. These videos are available as either "Low" resolution videos (compressed to 12 frames per second with a screen size of 240 pixels x 180 pixels) for those with slower connections, or as "Medium" resolution videos (compressed to 15 frames per second with a screen size of 320 pixels x 240 pixels) for those with faster connections.

Introduction: Science at Point Reyes National Seashore 2:41 minutes
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Northern Elephant Seals 5:46 minutes
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Tomales Bay Biodiversity Inventory and Partnership 6:24 minutes
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Tule Elk 6:29 minutes
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Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary 7:27 minutes
Low (9,764 KB) | Medium (33,396 KB)

Myrtle's Silverspot Butterfly 5:32 minutes
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Coho Salmon and Steelhead Trout 6:39 minutes
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Vegetation Mapping 4:23 minutes
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Fire Management 6:17 minutes
Low (8,665 KB) | Medium (29,428 KB)

National Park Service Science and Learning Centers 2:10 minutes
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If any of the multimedia presentations do not play on your computer, you may not have the latest version of QuickTime.

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