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SealWatch.org is dedicated to the general well-being of harbor seals and to vigorous enforcement of applicable law for their protection. Alerts will be posted here of documented instances of continued disturbance or threats to harbor seal safety and habitat; Cheers will be posted when new efforts have been made to extend protection.
updated 7.14.14

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SUPREME COURT CHEER!!!

On June 30th, 2014, the United States Supreme Court REFUSED TO REVIEW the Federal Circuit and Appellate Court decisions upholding the termination of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company lease in the Pt. Reyes National Seashore.

With a mandate expected to be issued shortly by the District Court directing the oyster farm to cease operations, the harbor seals of Drakes Estero in the Pt. Reyes National Seashore in California will enjoy the marine wilderness protection which was intended from the very establishment of the park.

The policy decision by the Department of the Interior to follow through on the long-planned non-renewal of the lease has been left untouched, and remains final.

The largest arbor seal nursery, pupping and haulout area on the California Coast

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To learn more about this situation, see our previous ALERTS and CHEERS covering over 7 years of hard work making progress against commercial disturbance.