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Mirounga angustirostris

Northern Elephant Seal

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Containing group: Mirounga

Other Names for Mirounga angustirostris

References

Bonnell ML, Selander RK. 1974. Elephant seals: genetic variation and near extinction. Science 134:9089.

Hoelzel AR, Halley J, O'Brien SJ, Campagna C, Arnbom T, Le Boeuf B, Ralls K, Dover GA. 1993. Elephant seal genetic variation and the use of simulation models to investigate historical population bottlenecks. J. Hered. 84:44349.

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Scientific Name Mirounga angustirostris
Location Piedras Blancas, California, USA
Comments Who doesn't like an early morning snuggle? Although when your partner can weigh up to two and half tons, it is probably a matter of debate.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Elephant Seal Snuggle
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2009 Joe McKenna
Scientific Name Mirounga angustirostris
Location Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
Comments Two male Northern Elephant Seals battling over breeding territory, as seen from the sanctioned pedestrian overlook viewing area (just south of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse) Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, CA (35 miles north of Morro Bay, CA) 02feb2008 - photo by Michael "Mike" L. Baird bairdphotos.com Canon 1D Mark III w/ 600mm f/4 IS lens on tripod. Not cropped or Photoshopped - as shot, converted from RAW in ACR view original 3888x2592
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Male
Source Northern Elephant Seal, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, CA 02feb2008
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2008 Mike Baird
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