Unfortunately, this year, we were unable to survey Double Point due to safety concerns at the observation location. Double Point counts were removed from previous data in order to make appropriate comparisons to this year.
The peak pup count for the 2017 breeding season was approximately 745 pups, which is similar to the 17-year average. There was also very low pup mortality recorded at all sites. The sites with the largest pup counts were Drakes Estero (317) and Bolinas Lagoon (254). Bolinas Lagoon continues to increase in pups, with this being the highest count ever recorded at this site.