TAB 1 - FES & DOCENT DOCUMENTS

 

Basic Training Schedule

University Training Schedule

Speakers Names and Titles

Friends of the Elephant Seal

Operational Guidelines

Volunteer in Parks Program

 

 

TAB 2 - ELEPHANT SEALS

 

Classification Diagram

Vital Statistics

The Three Seasons at the Rookery

When the E-Seals are Here

Who is Ashore at VP-3 Another Look

What is Happening Yearly

Piedras Blancas Population Charts

Live Pup and Weaner Counts

Beach Use in the Rookery

Interpreting the Islands

E-Seal Island Pup Populations

Elephant Seal Rookeries & Tag Colors

E-Seal Births and How to Spot Them

Successful Mothering Among Elephant Seals

Anatomy and Nursing Facts

Weaners

How to Tell Weaners From Yearlings

Stranded Weaned Pups

Judging the Age of Male Elephant Seals

Food for Elephant Seals

E-Seal Foraging

Foraging Behavior of the Female E-Seal

Dive Depths Comparisons

Deep Diving. How do They Do That?

How Elephant Seals Drink

Elephant Seal Vision

E-Seal Vocalizations

Pinniped Evolution

Pinniped Adaptations

Tagging Elephant Seals

Procedures for Reporting Seal Tags

Frequently Asked Questions About E-Seals

Swim Speeds

The Predators

Summary of Elephant Seal Facts

 

 

TAB 3 - DAILY OPERATIONS

 

Daily Operations At A Glance

Recording Non-Bluff Hours

How to Load Your Pack

Local Area Map and Guide

School Tour Volunteer Opportunities

FES Resource Books, Videos, DVDs & CDs

Checking-Out Books & DVDs from FES Library

Resource Links

Research Materials Index

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAB 4 - ON THE BLUFF

 

Guide to Interpretation

Beach Closure Statement & Maps

E-Seal Viewing Statement

Stranded or Injured Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Protection Act

Marine Mammal Harassment Checklist

Drone Statement

Report Form: Disturbances in Water

Fencing Referencing Numbers

Report Form: Accident/Injury or Incident

 

 

 

TAB 5 - MENTORING & SCHEDULING

 

Mentoring Program Description

Mentoring Checklist

What Would You Do If...

FES Clicker Ideas

Monthly Schedule Requests

Basic Ways to Mark Your Schedule

FES Peer Review Form

 

 

TAB 6 - PINNIPEDS & SEA OTTERS

 

Introduction to Pinnipeds

Pinniped Morphology

Classification of Marine Mammals

Guide to California Pinnipeds

Comparisons of Pinnipeds

Sea Lion, Harbor, Steller, and Fur Seals

Southern Sea Otter

 

 

TAB 7 - WHALES, DOLPHINS & PORPOISES

 

Cetacean Outline

Introduction to Cetaceans

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Whale Migrations on the Central Coast

Whale Watching Calendar

 

 

TAB 8 - SHARKS

 

The Great White Shark

White Sharks: Dispelling the Myths

The Cookie Cutter Shark

 

 

TAB 9 - FLORA & FAUNA

 

The Kelp Forest

Plants at Piedras Blancas

Reptiles at Piedras Blancas

Birds at Piedras Blancas

Terrestrial Mammals at Piedras Blancas

 

TAB 10 - THE OCEAN ENVIRONMENT

 

Marine Protected Areas & MBNMS

The Coastal Discovery Center

Piedras Blancas Light Station

Near Shore Waters and Open Ocean

Plastic Debris in the Ocean

Note Paper for your use