Elephant Seals

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Southern Elephant Seal - Lifestyle - Feeding and Diving
... Satellite tracking revealed the seals spend very little time on the surface, usually a few minutes for breathing ... far as duration, depth, and the sequence of dives, the southern elephant seal is the best performing seal ... to marine mammals, but particularly developed in elephant seals ...
Southern Elephant Seal - Description
... The southern elephant seal is distinguished from the northern elephant seal (which does not overlap in range with this species) by its greater body mass and a wider proboscis ... This seal shows extreme sexual dimorphism in size, possibly the largest of any mammal, with the males typically five to six times heavier than the females ... Studies have indicated elephant seals from South Georgia are around 30% heavier and 10% longer on average than those from Macquarie Island ...

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