Elephant seals take over beach left vacant by US shutdown

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/02/elephant-seals-california-shutdown-drakes-beach

An understaffed stretch of California coastline has new residents: nearly 100 elephant seals and their pups

During the US government shutdown, understaffed national parks were overrun by careless visitors. But at one spot in California, the absence of rangers meant a takeover by a horde of a different sort: a massive group of boisterous elephant seals.

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Original Title: Elephant seals take over beach left vacant by US shutdown
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