Northern Elephant Seal
Has a dark grey or dark brownish-grey color with usually darker females. The feet are long and webbed. Males have a prominent, trunk-like probuscis.
The males have a tendency to fight with their teeth and probuscis and they are very loud. They moult annually to consume energy.
Northern California to Baja California on islands and mainland.
White sharks and killer whales.
They migrate north to the gulf of Alaska during the non-breeding season and to Baja California for breeding.
Social system/Group size
They form large groups during breeding and migrate in groups with seperated sexes.
Hunted for its rubber, entanglement in fishing gear and boat collisions.
They are tracked at sea to mark and map their patterns and to research their morphology.
They can dive down to over 1,500 metres and remain underwater for up to an extraordinary 120 minutes.