elephant seal

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Synonyms for elephant seal

either of two large northern Atlantic earless seals having snouts like trunks

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The young animal is causing a stir around Florence because elephant seals - much larger than seals or sea lions - aren't normally seen along the central or northern Oregon coast; they are more common along the California coast.
Warning bells went off for locals in the 1970s after a deluge of visitors discovered Ano Nuevo State Reserve's elephant seal rookery.
Elephant seals require open water for breeding, therefore the region's climate must have been different compared to today.
What they've learned: elephant seals can dive deeper than most submarines; sea lions may have a kind of vocal communication; ocean pollution is suspected in new, mysterious diseases showing up in a few seals.
It revealed that Southern Elephant seals responded rapidly to climate and habitat change and established a new breeding site thousands of kilometres from existing breeding grounds.
ARGENTINE SEAL PUPS: Day breaks in a slice of red over the Southern Atlantic Ocean and a colony of southern elephant seals and its new pups.
Normally, Wildlife Emergency Response rescues about three sea lions a month, but this year they have rescued more than 30 since December and expect even more when elephant seals start giving birth next month.
At the far end of the hall, amid the recorded roars of two brawling bull elephant seals, you can walk up to two 6-foot-tall fiberglass models and touch their battlescarred "skin.
Each September through November, great white sharks the size of cars gather in the waters near San Francisco's Farallon Islands to feed on the area's population of elephant seals.
Then there's sea lions, elephant seals, harbor seals, and all kinds of migratory species of birds, fish and marine mammals.
You can stop in daily from 10 to 4 for a look at harbor seals, elephant seals, and California sea lions on the mend.
This is also the peak season to see elephant seals at the Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery, near San Simeon.
El Nino has been no vacation for marine mammals such as sea lions, harbor seals and elephant seals that are having a harder time finding food when the warm water drives sardines, anchovies and herring into colder water.
The bloody duels of massive bull elephant seals and the clusters of onlooking tour groups are wintertime sights at Ano Nuevo State Reserve on the San Mateo coast.
The stunning coastline reveals an abundance of marine life, including sea lions, elephant seals, penguins, killer whales, and right whales.