A week ago, we took a walk through the Carpinteria Bluffs. We wanted to check on the seals rookery (nursery). From December through May new pups will be born. As of the week of our visit 46 pups were born starting in late December 2019.
In talking to the Fish & Game Wildlife guy on site, we learned that pups are ready to strike on their own at 6 weeks. He also shared that marine mammals have the richest milk fat content to facilitate their rapid growth at 50%.
Wishing you all a great week ahead.