Elephant seals take over California beach during U.S. shutdown

A herd of elephant seals are seen along the Drakes Beach, which was closed during partial federal government shutdown, in Drakes Beach, California, U.S., in this recent photo released on January 30, 2019. Courtesy Point Reyes National Seashore/NPS/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) – A herd of elephant seals took over a popular California beach while it was closed during the federal government shutdown and the animals show no sign of wanting to leave. A storm and high tides inundated the seals’ usual habitat about 32 miles (51.5 km) northwest of San Francisco, encouraging them to seek […]

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