Since time immemorial, countless numbers of elephant seals could be found breeding, molting, and rearing their pups on the western seashores of North America. Unfortunately, American whalers hunted them to near-extinction in the late 19th century. The recent resurgence of the elephant seal population at Point Reyes National Seashore and in the greater Pacific Ocean demonstrates the success of marine conservation laws and threatened species protections.
Produced by the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center located within Point Reyes National Seashore, California
Directed, Edited and Shot by Mahalo Video
Special Thanks to David Scheerer at Humboldt State University