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La Jolla’s Children Pool Now Seal Sanctuary

La Jolla Community, News | 18th May 2010

kmy.3b0017 La Jolla’s Children’s Pool, known also as “Casa Beach” was originally designed 80 years ago as a safe area for children’s play.  The cove was created by the addition of a concrete wall and was a popular area for families, until the seals and sea lions discovered it in the 1970s.  Soon bacteria levels closed the beach to human use and the seals began to multiply quickly.

Children’s Pool officially became a seal sanctuary this week. 

The La Jolla City Council voted to close the area during seal birthing season, install a rope barrier year-round, declare the beach a “no dog” zone, and hire a privately-funded ranger for rule enforcement and the development of a docent program.  Currently the seal “pupping” season is thought to be December 15 through May 15, although that time-frame is being re-examined.

Children’s Pool remains a great place to view harbor seals and examine their behavior.  The cement walkway (a mini-bridge) allows visitors and locals to enjoy the show.  It’s an educational and relaxing trip for families, as well.

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