Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Nourishing Alameda's Encinal Beach

Photo by Richard Bangert

It's not an easy place to find for non-locals like me, but find it I did.

A short walk on the San Francisco Bay Trail brought me to a good spot to view the only custom-built haul out designed for harbor seals in the world, and the only spot in the East Bay between Yerba Buena Island and Newark where they haul out.

They like it. When we humans were social distancing, the Alameda Point Harbor Seal Monitors counted 86 seals piled onto the 500-square-foot raft on December 14. That's a lot of seals.

Read about it in Estuary News here.