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Northern elephant seal - Mirounga angustirostris Adult bull elephant seal observing the ongoings on the beach befor heaving himself onto the beach proper.  Geotagged,Mirounga angustirostris,Northern elephant seal,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Northern elephant seal - Mirounga angustirostris

Adult bull elephant seal observing the ongoings on the beach befor heaving himself onto the beach proper.

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  1. Nice! I was just reading a book called Island of the Blue Dolphins with my kids this morning and there's a part in which the main character attempts to kill a bull elephant seal. Posted yesterday
    1. Lock him up. Posted yesterday
      1. Lol. It was a matter of survival, but the seal ended up dying from a fight with another bull and not from the character's arrow. So, phew. Posted 23 hrs ago

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The northern elephant seal is one of two species of elephant seal. It is a member of the family'' Phocidae''. Elephant seals derive their name from their great size and from the male's large proboscis, which is used in making extraordinarily loud roaring noises, especially during the mating competition. Sexual dimorphism in size is great: The males can grow to 14 ft and 5,000 lb , while the females grow to 11 ft and 1,400 lb.

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Feb 23, 2021. Captured in Slo San Simeon Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452, USA.