The Cambrian

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary lectures set in Cambria

The second lecture in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s free series of presentations in May will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, with a dissertation on how northern elephant seals feed.

Final lectures in the series will focus on condors and meteorologist John Lindsey’s take on weather in the coming year.

The May 13 presentation by Sara Keinle, UC Santa Cruz doctoral student, will focus on the general foraging behavior of the elephant seals. While much is known about the feeding patterns of seals from Año Nuevo State Park (near Santa Cruz), less is known about how elephant seals from other breeding colonies eat, or the foraging behavior of the male of the species. Keinle has been researching to fill in those blanks.

Space is limited at the Rabobank community room, 1070 Main St., so those who want to attend are asked to RSVP at

Other lectures in the series include Joe Burnett’s May 27 talk on the Cambria connection for condors, and Lindsey’s talk May 20. Location is pending for the last two lectures.

Details: 927-2145.