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Latest Elephant seal Stories

2012-08-30 10:35:48

Bioluminescence may play a key role in successful foraging for southern elephant seals, a deep-sea predator.

Elephant Seal Study Reveals Previously Unknown Behaviors
2012-05-17 06:37:47

Researchers at the University of California - Santa Cruz have used tracking devices to learn more about previously unknown behaviors of Northern elephant seals.

2012-03-16 23:00:43

The Center's “Leave Seals Be” campaign urges beachgoers to report sick and injured seal pups to rescuers. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012

Elephant Seals Forced To Dive Deeper Due To Ocean Warming
2012-02-10 04:47:00

Global warming is having an effect on the dive behavior and search for food of southern elephant seals.

Elephant Seal Travels 18,000 Miles: WCS
2011-12-14 04:06:35

The Wildlife Conservation Society tracked a southern elephant seal for an astonishing 18,000 miles – the equivalent of New York to Sydney and back again.

2011-03-19 00:00:30

Trained rescuers from the Center will offer new “I Helped Save a Seal – U Can Too!” bumper stickers to those who notify them of a seal in need of help. Sausalito, Calif.

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2010-10-15 09:50:00

A team of Australian scientists has announced that they are looking to create a new, global climate change monitoring network using state of the art technology--and elephant seals.

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2010-06-02 14:20:46

Elephant Seals send Scientific Data from the Antarctic to Bremerhaven via Satellite Transmitter.

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2009-08-01 07:48:05

Jessica Meir goes to extreme environments to learn how birds and mammals thrive in conditions that humans cannot tolerate, and she tells readers all about it.

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2009-07-10 08:25:00

Southern Elephant seals responded rapidly to climate and habitat change and established a new breeding site thousands of kilometers from existing breeding grounds, according to new research.


Latest Elephant seal Reference Libraries

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2005-06-02 11:31:58

The Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris) is one of two species of elephant seal (the other is the Southern Elephant Seal). It is a member of the Phocidae ("true seals") family. Elephant seals get their name from their great size (the Southern Elephant Seal is the larger of the two species) and the fact that the adult males have a large proboscis, which is used in making extraordinarily loud roaring noises, especially during the mating season. There is a great sexual dimorphism...

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