S1 E05: Rescuing an Elephant Seal

Bjorn, the baby elephant seal, talking to my kids by a rock

Bjorn, the baby elephant seal, talking to my kids by a rock

A few days ago my kids and I helped to rescue a baby elephant seal who had come up on the shore of a small beach in Santa Cruz, California.

I’ve heard it said that we make decisions with our hearts, and then later validate them with data. Hence the importance of nonprofit communicators appealing to readers’ emotions.

Well, this experience really underscored that for me. Not just creating the connection, but continuing it. Hear how I learned about The Marine Mammal Center, and how they’ve made it easy for me to continue being a part of their work even after Bjorn and I parted ways.

Bjorn coming out of the water

Bjorn, the baby elephant seal, coming out of the water toward my kids and my nephew.

 

Bjorn, the baby elephant seal, coming toward us

Bjorn, the baby elephant seal, coming toward us.

 

Bjorn, the baby elephant seal, with his mouth open. Hungry guy!

Bjorn, the baby elephant seal, with his mouth open. Hungry guy!

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