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Sea Lion Point at Point Lobos
Point Lobos State Reserve California


In Spanish sea "lions" are referred to as "wolves" and this point was named Punta de los Lobos Marinos - point of the sea wolves. They still congregate on the rocks here and their distinctive barking and roaring can be easily heard.

A trail leads down onto the bare rocky shoreline, swept clear by winter storms. The cypress grove is seen across Headland Cove to the north.



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At the top of Sea Lion Point: Punta de los Lobos Marinos

(April 3, 2001)


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Looking south from the Sea Lion Point trail

(April 3, 2001)


Next Locality: Point Lobos South of Sea Lion Point