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Año Nuevo Point and Island

Año Nuevo Point and Island
Año Nuevo Point and Island

Año Nuevo Point and Island contains habitat for harbor seals and Steller and California sea lions and is the only mainland breeding ground for the northern elephant seal in the world. The processes of wave cutting, geologic uplift and sea level fluctuation are well represented along Año Nuevo Point.

Location: San Mateo County, CA

Year designated: 1980

Acres: 1,606

Ownership: State

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012