Category archives for: Seal Watch

Wayward sea lion pup wanders onto freeway on-ramp

This sea lion pup was found lounging in a patio chair of La Jolla's Pantai Inn in March. Animal experts noticed an unexplained epidemic of starving sea lions wandering up from the beach earlier this year that has largely subsided.

Animal experts noticed an unexplained epidemic of starving sea lions wandering up from the beach earlier this year that has largely subsided.

La Jolla News Briefs: Children’s Pool lifeguard tower demolition to begin, injured sea lions found at La Jolla Cove … and more

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The deadline to appeal the pupping season beach closure at La Jolla Children’s Pool (Casa Beach) is June 3

Opinion: Stop blaming SeaWorld for the seal colony at Children’s Pool in La Jolla

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In the final analysis, it really doesn’t matter where the seals may have come from. What matters is that they are here and we are all the richer for it. People come from all over the world to see these marine mammals. They are one of San Diego’s unique and valuable treasures and need to be protected for all

Mayor’s revised budget would allocate $50,000 for ‘Seal Cam’

Mayor Filner addresses a crowd gathered at the Children's Pool earlier this year as the Seal Cam is unveiled. Pat Sherman photos

In addition, the San Diego region will receive $16.9 million from the Department of Homeland Security for public safety measures.

Police presence pulled from La Jolla’s Children’s Pool as pup season ends

Though seal pupping season ended May 15, Children’s Pool beach is still undergoing changes due to actions taken by the city.

BREAKING NEWS: Mayor says La Jolla Cove odor fix to be in place by Memorial Day, Seal Cam to remain beyond pupping season

The stink caused by bird and marine mammals feces along the cliffs at the Cove has been frustrating tourists and Village businesses for more than two years, making international headlines as the world has watched La Jollans deal with bureaucratic red tape that has thus far prevented any cleanup. File

During his monthly media roundtable on May 9, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner told the La Jolla Light the city will institute a temporary remedy to the longstanding odor problem at La Jolla Cove within the coming weeks — a pledge first announced during the previous day’s meeting of the La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA).

Some community planners ready to cede fight over access to La Jolla Children’s Pool

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Joe LaCava said the group should urge the city to protect the rest of La Jolla’s beaches from colonization by seals.

City seeks to close La Jolla’s Children’s Pool during seal pup season

The current night time seawall and beach closure could become a 24-hour closure during pupping season. Pat Sherman photo

At its April 22 meeting, the La Jolla Parks and Beaches advisory committee (LJP&B), discussed a report from the City of San Diego that requests amendments to the La Jolla Community Plan, the Local Coastal Program, the Community Plan, and the Coastal Development Permit and Municipal Code, that would close Children’s Pool beach entirely during pupping season, December to May, each year.

‘Seal Cam’ operators honor San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in La Jolla

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Hundreds gathered at the Mangelsen Gallery in La Jolla on April 25 to help the Western Alliance for Nature (WAN) Conservancy — the organization that paid for the webcam installed at Children’s Pool beach — raise funds for the camera operation and salute Mayor Bob Filner for his efforts to protect the harbor seals.

Sea lion pup found at WindanSea part of ‘unusual mortality event’

This malnourished pup, found at Windansea beach on April 15, appears to be part of what National Marine Fisheries calls ‘an unusual mortality event,’ as they are having difficulty finding food and starving. Ashley Mackin

SeaWorld’s rescue line received several phone calls about a small sea lion pup at WindanSea beach on April 15. The first calls came in at 6:30 a.m., and the pup was picked up at 11 a.m. While SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue Team checks its stranding hotline several times a day, it can take several hours before they arrive at the scene to observe reported animals in distress.

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