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Carpinteria Seal Watch

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Seal mom and pup

Come spend time on the beautiful Carpinteria Beach protecting the adult and newborn pups at the Seal Rookery. Training is provided. We staff the rookery from Jan 1- May 31 every year. Make a difference and join us. We will work with your schedule. We are following the social distancing guidelines.
Zoom Orientation Thursday December 17, 2020 at 6 pm.

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About Carpinteria Seal Watch


Carpinteria Bluffs, Bailard Ave Exit, Carpinteria, CA 93013, US

Mission Statement

Carpinteria Seal Watch is a dedicated team of volunteers marking its 30th year here at the Carpinteria Harbor Seal Rookery. The City of Carpinteria closes the beach from December 1 through May 31 of each year during the pupping season. Volunteers monitor rookery activities to divert any human or dog encroachments to prevent, or minimize, the intensity of any disturbance. Data is collected that includes multiple daily counts of both adult and pups, any disturbances to the rookery, injured animals and the number of visitors observing the seals.


The Carpinteria rookery is one of four remaining rookeries on the Southern California coast. Volunteers provide educational information to visitors from around the globe. Approximately 27,000 people visited the rookery each year to observe our harbor seals. Seal Watch volunteers are at the rookery seven days a week. Most volunteers commit to a shift once a week. Carpinteria Seal Watch offers volunteers a unique opportunity to be in nature, observe our seals, serve the community and have a great time. With the support of Seal Watch, there are seals at Carpinteria Harbor Seal Rookery and the public can view them in their spectacular natural setting from the bluff top above.

On-site training is provided.



We'll work with your schedule.


Carpinteria BeachCarpinteria, CA 93013






  • We will work with your schedule.
  • Please include your phone number as well. ¬†You can contact us at: 805-684-2247. ¬†Thanks!!

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