elephant seal


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  • noun

Synonyms for elephant seal

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

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While the serious beachmasters may have departed (you'll find them here in October and November), adolescent male elephant seals rear up to play-fight, while opportunistic skuas try to pick off vulnerable chicks from a colony of king penguins, and orange-billed gentoos hurry about their business.
Usually, the adult elephant seals grow up to a length of 20 feet.
Davis, Rajab 6, 1434, May 16, 2013, SPA -- Researchers have detected swine flu in elephant seals off the Central California coast, saying it was the first time a human pandemic strain has been found in marine mammals.
An elephant seal has stopped traffic in a resort in Brazil after going for a walkabout in the main shopping street.
Costa and his colleagues are planning to try and answer these questions by studying elephant seals.
Comparison of the noise floor of our logger and low frequency hearing of the one elephant seal tested suggests that we can hear most everything the seal hears at these frequencies.
The giant, massive-nosed elephant seal that eats penguins and the fanged white mole rat that lives 30 years and is resistant to cancer certainly fall into that less-thanbeautiful category.
Northern Elephant Seal Male seals grow large inflatable noses which overhang their lower lip, to help generate an incredibly loud mating call.
Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas is a children's picturebook about an extraordinary elephant seal who chose to make the town of Christchurch, New Zealand her home.
We have a glimpse now of how white sharks come in from nutrient-poor areas offshore, feed where elephant seal populations are expanding -- much like going to an Outback Steakhouse -- and store the energy in their livers so they can move offshore again," researcher Barbara Block, a professor of marine sciences and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, (http://www.
With time running out, Mumble compels Ramon to marshal the Adelie penguins and an elephant seal to help with the rescue effort.
An elephant seal called Bryan (played by Richard Carter) also provides support.
The plot about ice trapping the penguins is paper thin, but an elephant seal called Bryan (Richard Carter) will help to keep youngsters happy after a fun Tweety Pie short at the beginning.
A cameraman is almost crushed to death by an elephant seal, a veteran film-maker risks his life to help a great white shark.
Even though the seals have not yet caused a problem for the sand-colored shorebird, the elephant seal colony at Point Reyes has been growing exponentially over the past two decades and is spilling onto adjacent plover nesting habitat.