Cambrian: Opinion

May 21, 2013

'Teenage' elephant seals shedding their skins

The beaches at the Piedras Blancas viewing site have been covered from bluff to sea with elephant seals during the molting season. Right now the population is changing as the juveniles, ages about 2 to 6 years old, complete their month-long molt, shedding a layer of skin and hair and heading to sea in sleek new grey coats.

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