california's aņo nuevo reserve is one of the only areas on the united states mainland
where northern elephant seals gather to give birth and breed

the season begins in december, when the males arrive, weighing up to two and a half tons

in late december, the females arrive and form harems on the beaches

by march 31st, most of the seals have gone back to sea

for more information, check out:  http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=523

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