Preserving a Unique Natural Treasure

Newborn Harbor Seals Spotted at Casa Beach!

The first pups of the season have been born at Casa Beach. In January there was one live birth. The pup bonded successfully. In February there have been two more births so far.  February and March will be filled with action as the bulk of the births will take place during these months (an estimated total of 40-50 new seals will be born this season).

Pup and mom exiting the water after taking a swim February 7, 2018

This is the best time of the year to stop by the beach and try to catch a live birth or witness newborn pups bonding with their mothers for the first time. Please remember, there is no beach access allowed during harbor seal pupping season (December 15 to May 15) in order to protect the moms and pups when they are most vulnerable. You can watch the pregnant seals and their newborn pups from the mid-landing behind the chain, from the sidewalk above Casa Beach, or from the sea wall, if open.

 

 

 


 


 

 


Share the shore with seals!

 

 


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

Dover and mom enjoying a sunny day!


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Each dollar brings us closer to our goal of protecting the Casa Beach harbor seal rookery. THANKS!

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Seal Conservancy
PO Box 2016
La Jolla, CA  92038

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

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What is the Seal Conservancy ?

  • A non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1999 to protect the harbor seal rookery at Casa Beach, 850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, California
  • 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, and supporting contributors
  • The Seal Conservancy is the spokesperson for the seals in the media, in courtrooms, and in public debates
  • The Seal Conservancy 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.

 

The mission of the Seal Conservancy is to preserve and protect the La Jolla harbor seal rookery for the enjoyment and educational benefit of children, and for the ecological, scientific, historic, and scenic benefits to all.

SIGN A PETITION TO SUPPORT PUPPING SEASON CLOSURE AT CASA BEACH

Closing the beach for 5 months in winter during harbor seal pupping season helps protect the moms and pups when they are most vulnerable.

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Pupping Season Beach Closure Petition

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SIGN A PETITION TO SAVE THE VIEWING GUIDELINE ROPE

The rope creates a buffer between humans and seals and is vital for their protection during the 7 non-pupping season months.

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Guideline Rope Petition

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