Mayor closes beach over attack on seals
on 20/03/2013 08:17:25
Mayor Bob Filner said yesterday that the La Jolla beach known as Children's Pool will be closed between sunset and sunrise until May 15.
The 24-hour "seal-cam" was introduced in January and equipped with night vision so researchers and the public could watch the seals give birth during pupping season.
But the camera captured people abusing and harassing the seals and driving them from their resting places.
The beach has been the centre of a long legal fight over human access versus seal protection.