Category archives for: Seal Watch

Sardine shortage cause of sea lion deaths in La Jolla

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released preliminary findings as to the cause of the unusual sea lion pup mortality event that began in January 2013 — a scarcity of sardines.

UPDATED: City Council votes for beach closure at La Jolla Children’s Pool during seals pupping season


Despite pleas to retain shared beach access, the council voted 6-3 for a five-month beach closure.

Business owners sue city over La Jolla Cove odor caused by sea lions and bird waste

La Jolla Village Merchants Association Executive Director, Sheila Fortune, and George's at the Cove owner, George Hauer, view a sea lion colony at La Jolla Cove that city officials say has caused the stench to return to the Village in full force. "What we have now is a health menace," Hauer said. Pat Sherman photos

Attorney calls city “completely inept,” says cleanup due two-and-a-half years ago.

La Jolla beach closure? Next harbor seal pupping season starts Sunday, Dec. 15

As the first day of harbor seal pupping season approaches (Dec. 15), so does a decision by the San Diego City Planning Commission regarding the seasonal closure of Children’s Pool (aka Casa Beach) during the pupping season.

La Jolla Cove Stench: City to reveal fence removal decision Nov. 15 in effort to thin sea lion colony

Cove Fortune Hauer

Merchants and residents fed up with the embarrassing stench that returned to La Jolla Cove in recent months met with government officials last week, at which time they were told that the public is free to jump the fence above the Cove and walk down onto the cliffs — a favored community solution to eliminate defecating birds and sea lions (and their smelly waste) from La Jolla Cove.

La Jolla Children’s Pool one step closer to winter beach closure for seals pupping season

Should the City Council also approve the Children’s Pool closure, it would also have to go before the California Coastal Commission before it is becomes final.

La Jolla Children’s Pool Lifeguard Tower is gone … but not forgotten


Early last week, demolition began on the condemned lifeguard tower at Children’s Pool beach. The above photo shows the tower as it once stood, while the below photo shows it on Aug. 7, in the later stages of removal.

Seal Cam temporarily taken down in preparation for demolition of old lifeguard tower at Children’s Pool in La Jolla

A screen grab from the WAN Conservancy website.

The Seal Cam atop the lifeguard tower at Children’s Pool beach has been temporarily removed in preparation for the tower’s demolition (scheduled for Aug. 5), therefore the live streaming has been suspended.

La Jolla Beaches group proposes rules for Seal Cam


A sub committee of the La Jolla Parks and Beaches advisory committee (LJP&B) — and outward opponents of the live streaming Seal Cam at Children’s Pool — drafted a letter to city officals outlining their suggestions for improved use of the camera, which they presented for approval at a July 22 meeting.

Lifeguard tower work finally underway at La Jolla Children’s Pool

Workers on Wednesday dismantled scaffolding previously used as a platform for a temporary lifeguard observation shack at the Children's Pool.

The public is advised to take precautions when in the area as work continues with demolition of the old tower.

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