Seasons in the Sea - A month-by-month guide to Central California sea life

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Cormorants: Image credit-Mary Hollinger - NOAA


in June

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Here are some of the topics that will be covered in this chapter. More text and images will eventually be added to this section. Thank you for your patience.

Seabird events in June:

  • Huge numbers of sooty shearwaters continue to arrive and feed on market squid and juvenile krill.
  • Albatrosses (typically open-ocean birds) are most likely to be seen within Monterey Bay in June.
  • Eggs of common murres, Brandt's cormorants, Rhinoceros auklets, and other open-ocean birds hatch at the Farallon Islands, as their parents forage for juvenile rockfish, krill, and anchovies.
  • Eggs of Western gulls, cormorants, guilletmots, and oystercatchers hatch on sea cliffs and sea stacks.
  • Forster's terns lay eggs in Elkhorn Slough in early June.
  • Chicks of Caspian terns are already hatching in Elkhorn Slough.
  • Marbled murrelets hatch in old-growth redwoods.
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