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Harbor Seal

In Harbor and Bay, Mammals, Mudflats, Open Beaches, Slough Life, Tidal Channels by Administrator

Main channel, sandy beaches, mudflats Harbor seals are “true seals” and must move on land by flopping along on their bellies. Harbor seals are found north of the equator in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In the northeast Pacific, they range from Alaska to Baja California, Mexico. They favor near-shore coastal waters and are often seen at sandy beaches, …

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Sea otters play an important role in the recovery of eelgrass beds here at Elkhorn Slough

In Mammals, Research, Science in Action Article by Administrator

Scientists studying the decline and recovery of seagrass beds at the Elkhorn Slough have found that recolonization of the estuary by sea otters was a crucial factor in the seagrass comeback. Led by Ph.D. candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz, Brent Hughes at the University of California, Santa Cruz, the study was published in the Proceedings …