Elephant seal - Friends of the Elephant Seal

Southern females tend to have a smaller, blunt nose compared to northern females.

The Northern elephant seal, somewhat smaller than its southern relative, ranges over the Pacific coast of the U.

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Females do not have the large proboscis and can be distinguished between species by looking at their nose characteristics.

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The vibrissae are connected to blood vessels, nerves, and muscles making them an important sensing tool.

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Females in deep water are most likely to eat lanternfish, hake and ragfish and squid to a lesser extent.
The Piedras Blancas Rookery hosts up to 24,000 elephant seals each year, from the baby elephant seal to the 5,000-pound adult male.

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    Southern elephant seals ( Mirounga leonina) live in sub-Antarctic and Antarctic waters that feature brutally cold conditions but are rich in the fish, squid, and other marine foods these seals .
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    The northern elephant seal is the largest of the โ€œtrueโ€ seals in the Northern Hemisphere. Adult males use their large, inflatable noses during the winter breeding season to resonate sound when vocally threatening each other. The largest colonies of northern elephant seals are found off southern California in the Channel Islands.
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    The elephant seal is almost entirely aquatic, coming ashore primarily to breed. Its range is mostly in warm waters. Elephant seals presumably feed in deep water and eat squid, and fish, including small sharks and rays. They can fast as long as 3 months. Elephant Seal Behaviour
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    The northern elephant seal is the largest seal in the northern hemisphere and the second largest seal in the world (after the southern elephant seal). The maximum lifespan of male seals is 14 years; females may live to be over 20. Male elephant seals weigh as much as a small truck or cargo van.
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    Emerson, the elephant seal pup born at Bowman Bay at the end of January, has moved to a new location, with a little help. Elsie Mae, a well-known seal to the Anacortes community, gave birth to the.
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