The northern elephant seal is a conservation success story! Years ago elephant seals were hunted to the brink of extinction, mostly for their blubber. By 1910, it is estimated that there were less than 100 elephant seals left, all found on Guadalupe Island. Today, the northern elephant seal population is about 150,000+, with about 124,000+ seals living in California waters!
What’s your favorite conservation success story?