Preserving a Unique Natural Treasure

Seal Pupping Season Has Begun!

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Seal Pupping Season is here! The La Jolla Harbor Seals at Casa Beach are safer this year than they have been for a decade, and the Seal Conservancy of San Diego is extremely excited and hopeful for the best pupping season ever! In 2014 the Seal Conservancy and dedicated Seal supporters relentlessly represented the Casa Beach Seal colony before the San Diego City Council and the California Coastal Commission. We are happy to announce that for the next 5 years, Casa Beach will be closed during harbor seal pupping season, from December 15 through May 15.

Just because the beach is closed, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the beautiful sights to see at the Casa Beach Rookery! Please feel free to come by and enjoy the Seals from the sidewalk, benches, or gazebo that are safely distanced above the beach. Click here to read about the Arizona students who raised enough money to come see our precious Seals!

The Seal Conservancy of San Diego thanks you for all of your support in helping us achieve this critical protection for the La Jolla harbor seal colony.

Want to hear what a seal pup sounds like? Please click the picture below.

Dover and mom enjoying a sunny day!

Dover and mom enjoying a sunny day!




Help us by making a tax-deductible donation of $10, $100, $1,000 or more.
Each dollar brings us closer to our goal of preserving the Casa Beach harbor seal rookery. THANKS!

Make a secure online contribution in any amount using a Credit Card or PayPal account

 or mail a check to:

Seal Conservancy of San Diego
PO Box 2016
La Jolla, CA  92038

All donations are tax deductible per IRS regulation 501(c)(3)


to Help Us Protect the Seals

What is the Seal Conservancy of San Diego?

  • A non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1999 to protect the Harbor Seal Colony of La Jolla at Casa Beach, 850 Coast Blvd, opposite Casa De Manana
  • The only local organization exclusively dedicated to educating the public about seals and to advocating for enforcement of laws to protect the seals
  • Consists of a Board of Directors, Docents, and supporting contributors
  • Docents educate the public at the beach about seals and the need to protect them
  • Docents monitor and report seal harassment at the beach
  • Docents provide community outreach educational programs
  • The Seal Conservancy of San Diego is the spokesperson for the seals in the media, in courtrooms, and in public debates
  • The Seal Conservancy of San Diego does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.


Seal Conservancy of San Diego Mission Statement

        1. To preserve the La Jolla Harbor Seal Rookery for ecological, educational, scientific, historic and scenic opportunities.
        2. To create and administer a docent program which provides environmental education for the public and promotes safe viewing of harbor seals at Casa Beach.

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Keeping the rope up all year will provide a boundary line for safe viewing of the seals.

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Year-Round Rope Petition


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