April 1, 2018
Pups are still nursing and following their mothers in and out of the water. They will continue doing so until 05/15/2018.
March 26, 2018
There are 69 pups at Casa Beach. The video below is of one pup nursing, surrounded by other resting seals.
February 27, 2018
There are 46 live pups at Casa Beach. One of these pups was rescued by Sea World. Another pup is abandoned and is surrounded by eight mom and pup pairs. NOAA will not give Sea World the permission to rescue the pup until there is an opportunity to approach the pup without disturbing the rest of the colony.
February 21, 2018
Pupping season is in full swing at Casa Beach. There have been 15 live births so far this season. One special pup was born to Roxy, a seal that was rescued at Casa Beach in 2013. On February 12, 2018 Roxy and her pup Strummer were spotted on the beach looking healthy and beautiful!
February 11, 2018 – 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).
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.