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Point Reyes National Seashore Mammals

Point Reyes National Seashore encompasses approximately 71,000 acres of field, forest and shoreline along the Pacific coast north of San Francisco. There are nearly 80 miles of shoreline along the coast and an additional 18 miles in the large estero systems. This interface between the aquatic and terrestrial environments provides prime haul-out and breeding sites for several species of seals and sea lions. The adjacent marine waters (which include two National Marine Sanctuaries) support at least 20 species of whales and porpoises that can sometimes be seen from the mainland.

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Maine Puffins
Maine Puffins

Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, and Machias Seal Island and Petit Manan Island off the downeast coast provide habitat for more than 4,000 puffins each summer.