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Elephant Seal Breeding Tour at Año Nuevo State Park

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Image credit: Doug Hamilton

Image credit: Doug Hamilton

Dear Postdocs,

First of all, Happy New Year!

To start 2016 in style, SURPAS is incredibly excited to take you to see the giant elephant seals that breed and give birth (in year N+1) in Ano Nuevo each year. We should hit the peak of the season.


What: Giant Elephant Seals in Ano Nuevo State Park

When: Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Where: Meet on campus or in Ano Nuevo


We will be able to take 40 people, so register quickly to reserve your spot!


Meeting point: We will meet on campus (top of the oval) bright and early at 8:15am to arrange car pooling:,-122.1697397/37.4290396,-122.1697018/@37.4292012,-122.1709118,18z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e2

You can also meet us in Ano Nuevo at 9:45am (the tour starts at 10am):ño+Nuevo+State+Park/@37.147896,-122.414723,12z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x808e559b9948bce3:0xc176f883407d91c7


Program: We have completely reserved two guided tours for 20 people each.


What to bring: Layers, camera, lunch, cash for gas/ parking. 


Cancellation policy: Rain or shine (we'll go regardless).


Sign-up fee: There is a $8.31 co-payment. If you plan on joining us, please fill out the sign-up sheet via this link:

Upon registration we will provide you with further information.  (Children three years and under are free).


Restrictions: The event is open to Stanford postdoc community, including family members and friends of postdocs (each postdoc can bring 1 guest). If the registration goes over 40 people, we will put further registrations on a wait-list and notify you of any openings.

Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions. We are very excited to take you to see the elephant seals on January 23rd!



The SURPAS Leadership Team



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