Children's Pool in La Jolla reopens after seal pupping season

Posted at 8:16 AM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 11:16:40-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--Today the city of San Diego is reopening the Children's Pool in La Jolla to the public, now that seal pupping season is over.

The area closed Dec. 15, 2016 to protect the harbor seal population during its breeding period.

As part of the Children's Pool reopening, lifeguards reinstalled the rope line which serves as a guide and reminder for the public to keep a safe distance from seals on the beach.

Harassing, disturbing or flushing the seals at any time is a violation of federal and local laws.

City park rangers and lifeguards will monitor the Children's Pool while the area is open to keep the public and wildlife safe.