SEA-Media’s focus is on media about the waters of the Pacific Northwest. A recent great story in our ocean (known to marine scientists as the North Eastern Pacific) is about one of our unusual marine mammals, the Elephant Seal. This story is told in an episode of Quest, KQED’s multimedia series about nature and environment stories from Northern California and beyond. Producer Sheraz Sadiq has been atKQED since 2000.
Thousands of northern elephant seals — some weighing up to 4,500 pounds — make an annual migration to breed each winter at Año Nuevo State Reserve, on the San Mateo County coast. Marine biologists are using high-tech tools to explore the secrets of these amazing creatures, which can hold their breath for an hour and dive a mile below the surface.
Visit the show's site for more information about these amazing animals.