Elephant Seal, Sorrento

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Subject: Elephant Seal, Sorrento
From: "Cr. Margaret Bell" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 17:05:52 +1100
Elephant seal only on Sorrento beach for short period this morning - I missed it. Wildlife Shelter persons (Patti & Peter) from Frankston doing a fabulous job preventing inappropriate human contact. This is the very busiest part of our  bay beach , so seal is wise to abandon it for periods of time. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council by-laws staff will assist people management from tomorrow onwards, working in with the Wildlife Shelter people. It needs to settle  a little further east - Sullivans Bay- to copy the first official European settlement. Margaret Bell
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If my history serves me correctly,  the elephant seal is following the same settling patterns as the first European Settlers in Port Philip Bay. : )


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        Subject:        [BIRDING-AUS] Elephant Seal, Sorrento

This message from this afternoon - sorry for the delay but I've been away
from my computer:

At approx. 1.00 pm, 17 Dec. an elephant seal [presumably the same
individual as before] came ashore and
is resting on the Sorrento foreshore, east of the main
jetty. Last report at 4.00 was it is still there. Over one
hundred school children are also using the beach. Several
volunteers are hoping to watch over the seal this evening.
Temporary signage may be used to keep public and dogs at a
distance. The seal appears to be in good health.



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