MLML Director Jim Harvey provides insight for floating Harbor Seal haul out site at Alameda Point, CA

The Harbor Seals at Alameda Point have a new floating haul out site to replace the old wooden dock previously used. The floating site is gradually being moved to acclimate the seals to a safe place to rest near the ferry maintenance facility. Dr. Harvey provided insight on float design and location.

Read more about how Harbor Seals Adapt to New Home Afloat: http://alamedasun.com/news/harbor-seals-adapt-new-home-float

Two harbor seals sleep on the new float provided by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority. The metal grab hooks on the float were installed so that the fabricator could lower the float into the water. Once the float is anchored at its permanent location, the hooks will be removed and the voids grouted, although the seals like using them as pillows. One side of the float has a ramp for easy access. Photo by: Richard Bangert

MLML Researcher Dr. Ross Clark featured in the Monterey Herald

Dr. Ross Clark of the Central Coast Wetlands Group discusses king tides in the Monterey Herald!

Follow this link to learn more: http://www.montereyherald.com/environment-and-nature/20170105/earth-matters-king-tides-flooding-and-our-future

Gulls and pelicans on a exposed sand bar in the Moss Landing Harbor during a low tide of minus 1.1 feet on Jan. 21, 2015. Photo by: Vern Fisher - Monterey Herald