UC President Napolitano visits Año Nuevo Island Reserve

UC Santa Cruz marine biologist Daniel Costa discussed his elephant seal research at Año Nuevo Island Reserve with UC President Janet Napolitano.

UC President Janet Napolitano got up close and personal recently with a colony of northern elephant seals and the UC Santa Cruz scientists who study these marine mammals at the UC Natural Reserve System's Año Nuevo Island Reserve.

Daniel Costa, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, led the tour of the site where his team has been working to understand the elephant seals' transoceanic migration routes, adaptations for dives nearly a mile deep, and unique foraging strategies. UC Santa Cruz graduate and undergraduate students were also on hand to discuss their research projects with Napolitano.

For more information and photos, see the full story on the Natural Reserve System web site.