Coastside Resident Ashley Gray is featured in a Dawn Spot that has gone viral! With over one million views, Ashley shares with the world the importance of caring for our neighbors on the California Coast, whether they are people or marine mammals. The video also showcases one of Gray’s many rescues, of a seal pup on Greyhound Rock Beach.
Thoughts from Ashley Gray:
It is my belief that almost everyone who lives on the coast loves wildlife. The seals, sea lions, pelicans, plovers, whales, fish and sharks are all often cited as one of the greatest gifts we all share in living in this little slice of heaven we call home. As we move from winter to spring, we are entering what we at The Marine Mammal Center call “pup season.” Northern elephant seals and then Pacific harbor seals will be giving birth on our coastline in the next few months. These brand new arrivals, as well as California sea lion pups, sometimes get separated from their mothers due to storms, high (king) tides and/or human intervention.
When these adorable pups wash up on our beaches tired, hungry and scared, please “leave seals be” and call our rescue and response line at (415) 289-SEAL. Together we can all help protect our coastside treasures.
-Ashley Gray, Volunteer at The Marine Mammal Center since 2013
The Marine Mammal Center: Leave Seals Be
Since 2006, Dawn dish soap has donated more than $4 million to its wildlife partners, The Marine Mammal Center and International Bird Rescue, as part of its Dawn Saves Wildlife Campaign. Watch more videos and learn more about the Center’s partnership with Dawn.