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Southern Elephant Seal
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora Family: Phocidae Genus: Mirounga
Species: Mirounga leonina
The Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) is one of two species of elephant seal (the other is the Northern Elephant Seal). It is a member of the family Phocidae or "true seals". The elephant seals get their name from their... More »
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Southern elephant seal


The southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) is one of the two extant species of elephant seals. It is both the largest pinniped and member of the order ...

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Instantly recognisable by the large, inflatable proboscis, the male southern elephant seal is the biggest seal in its family. Males can weigh eight to ten times as ...

Elephant Seal - National Geographic


There are two species of elephant seals, the northern and southern. Northern elephant seals can be found in California and Baja California, though they prefer  ...

The young female is all white, and the first elephant seal recorded with this unique coloration. Albino marine mammals are a rarity, and garner much attention when one is spotted. These animals face some challenges that their normally-colored counterparts don't - they... More »
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Southern Elephant Seals, Mirounga leonina ~ MarineBio.org


Find out what's known about Southern Elephant Seals, Mirounga leonina, Mammalia, Carnivora, Phocidae, including their world range and habitats, feeding ...

Southern Elephant Seal - the Seal Conservation Society!


The Southern elephant seal is circumpolar in distribution, being found on most of the subantarctic islands, including the Falkland islands, Gough, Marion and ...

Southern Elephant Seal - Seal Facts and Information


The Southern Elephant Seal is the largest of all seals in the world. The males can weigh up to 8500 lb and the females 2000 lb.

Frequently Asked Questions - Friends of the Elephant Seal


The large males, those with the big noses that give elephant seals their name, are only on the ... It is documented in southern elephant seals, close relatives.

Southern Elephant Seals - Mirounga leonina - Antarctica fact file

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Southern Elephant Seals, Antarctic seals, pictures and facts.

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Q: What are the southern elephant seals predator?
A: Humans we kill them for their fat and sometimes for scientific reasons but mostly for their rich substances in their blubber. Read More »
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Q: What is the height of southern elephant seals?
A: The height of southern and northern elephant seals are around 6' to 6' 6" The height of southern and northern elephant seals are around 6' to 6' 6" Read More »
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Q: What is the habitat of southern elephant seals.
A: Southern elephant seals are found all around Antarctica and breed on subantarctic islands including South Georgia, Peninsula Valdez, Heard Island, and Macquarie... Read More »
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Q: How will Southern Elephant Seals continue to evolve in the future...
A: No-one can predict evolution. The traits that evolution will favour depend very much on changes to the environment, food supply, predation, breeding areas etc. ... Read More »
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Q: Do polar bears prey on southern elephant seals?
A: No. Southern elephant seals are almost entirely confined to the southern hemisphere, far away from any polar bear home range. The other elephant seal, their nor... Read More »
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