S.F. Bay Area — No. California
California Coastside Attractions
Año Nuevo State Reserve
Skull & Bones
at Staging Area
Staging Area "Meeting Point"
While waiting at the Staging Area,
"meeting point," take time before your tour begins to learn
more about Wild Elephant Seals.
Inside the partially-covered
Staging Area, you'll find the walls covered with pictures and
information on Baby Pups, Female Elephant Seals and Alpha Bulls
(Male Elephant Seals).
Restrooms are located to the right of the Staging Area — and
at the Visitor parking lot only.
NOTE: Unlike San Francisco's Pier 39 Sea Lions
which grow to between 350-1,000 lbs, these Elephant Seals can
weigh between 3,000-5,000 lbs each and reach up to 16 feet.
According to Wikipedia.com, Male Elephant
Seals reach a length of
18 ft (5.5 m) and a weight of 5,000 lbs (2,270 kg), which are much larger than
the females that usually measure about 10 ft (3 m) in length.
The largest known Male Elephant Seal measured
30 ft (6.7 m) in length and weighed 7,490 lbs (3400 kg).