About Us San Francisco Bay Area U.S. Travel International Travel Contact Us Search

 

|


Ano Nuevo
State Reserve

Elephant Seal Guided Walking Tours

Walking Tour Tips

Elephant Seals "Mating"

Fun Elephant Seal Pictures

Elephant Seal
Skull & Bones



SF Bay Area
Events


Half Moon Bay/
Coastside

S.F. Bay Area — No. California
California Coastside
California Coastside Attractions
Año Nuevo State Reserve

Elephant Seal Skull & Bones
at Staging Area

Staging Area at Ano Nuevo State Reserve

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.

Displays of Baby Pups, Female Elephant Seals and Male Elephant Seals inside the Staging Area at Ano Nuevo State Reserve



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).



Top

Elephant Seal Skull & Bones
Check out the Elephant Seal Skull and Bones, displayed outside the Staging Area (photos below).

Elephant Seal Skull at the Staging Area at Ano Nuevo State Reserve

Elephant Seal Bones at the Staging Area at Ano Nuevo State Reserve


Guided Walking Tours
Click Here for Elephant Seal
Guided Walking Tours and Pics

Walking Tour Tips /
Recommended Dress /
Photography Tips

Click here for Walking Tour Tips, Recommended Dress, Photography Tips and more...

Elephant Seal Mating & Birthing
Click Here for Elephant Seal
Mating & Birthing Info and Pics

Elephant Seal Pictures
Click Here for Elephant Seal Pics

Ano Nuevo State Reserve
Back to main Ano Nuevo State Reserve page

 

 

Back to main Attractions page to select another fun attraction
in Half Moon Bay/Coastside

Love to Eat and Travel Home Page Privacy Sign In