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Memories of Piedras Blancas

Like Morro Bay’s otters, Piedras Blancas has its own mammalian attractions: the Northern Elephant Seal. From the time of their discovery by European profiteering mariners, these animals were slaughtered by the hundreds of thousands for the oil derived from their blubber. Thought to be extinct in 1884, a remnant population of eight individuals was discovered … Read more