5 edition of Southern elephant seal found in the catalog.
Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of this huge marine mammal.
|Series||Giants among us|
|LC Classifications||QL737.P64 C65 1997|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||24 p. :|
|Number of Pages||24|
|LC Control Number||96052193|
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In Southern Elephant Seal: The Biggest Seal in the World, large color photos and grade-appropriate text will engage young readers as they learn about the natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, life cycle, and behavior of this super-sized : Meish Goldish.
Elephant Seals, the first book-length discussion of the species, gathers together the research findings of scientists working along the North American coast from California to Alaska and in the circumpolar waters of the Antarctic. A thick layer of blubber keeps southern elephant seals warm in their icy habitat.
The seals are clumsy on land, but in water they’re graceful swimmers and incredible divers. They can easily dive 1, to 4, feet to hunt for squid, octopus, and various kinds of fish.
Elephant seals are able to stay underwater for 20 minutes or more. In their classic book on elephant seals, experts Le Boeuf and Laws mention the particularly poor choice of names given to both the northern and southern species - angustirostris that refers to the narrowness of the female's nose rather than the remarkable size of the male's proboscis; and leonina that refers to a "lion" or "sea lion" which elephant seals are not.
Southern elephant seal pups are prey for sharks, leopard seals, and sea lions. Pups and adults can be attacked by orca whales. Six illuminating southern elephant seal facts. Southern elephant seals can travel up to 33, km (21, miles) per year, the longest known migration for. FES RESOURCE CENTER BOOKS SUBJECT TITLE AUTHOR Pinnipeds Elephant Seal (6 copies) Adams Pinnipeds Elephant Seal Johnson Southern Elephant Seals (4/), Grisborne, New Zealand Tooth walkers (Giants of the Arctic Ice) DVDs Training.
Southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) live in sub-Antarctic and Antarctic waters that feature brutally cold conditions but are rich in the fish, squid, and other marine foods these seals enjoy. Southern elephant seals breed on land but spend their winters in the frigid Antarctic waters near the Antarctic pack ice.
Size Largest recorded seal: 7m, 5 ton, male southern elephant seal, average size around 5m, 3 ton; Smallest adult seal: approx 1m, 45kg, Baikal seal Order, Class Mammalia, Carnivora Diet Mainly fish, marine invertebrates, and molluscs, some are known to eat small vertebrates such as penguins and other seals.
Predators Killer whales, sharks, manFile Size: 1MB. Also, the heart and skeletal muscles of elephant seals have a density of myoglobin more than 8 times that of a human. In addition to starting the dive with this very large supply of oxygen, the elephant seal has the ability to utilize almost all of it on every dive, ending dives with oxygen concentration in the veins of less than 5% of maximum.
The northern elephant seal is yellowish or gray-brown, and the southern is blue-gray. The southern species has an extensive molting period in which considerable patches of hair and skin are shed.
Males of both species attain a length of approximately metres (21 feet) and a weight of about 3, kg (7, pounds) and are much larger than the females, which grow to. It’s pretty hard to answer. Walrus: Vs. Elephant seal: It may not look like it, but elephant seals are way more agressive than walruses.
A walrus may be able to jab an elephant seal, but they are already used to being bitten. They have so much blu. The elephant seals: introduction to the genus The genus Mirounga comprises two species, the southern elephant seal (M. leonina) and the northern (M.
angustirostris).Northern elephant seals breed in California and Baja California. They were hunted almost to extinction during the 19th century, but after the. The southern elephant seal is one of two living species of elephant seals.
These two species get their name from the trunk-like nose that males develop as they become sexually mature. Only the strongest, most dominant males win the right to mate with females, and ninety percent of males die before developing a harem.
The southern elephant seal is not actually an elephant. It's the world's biggest seal. It got its name because a male seal's nose, when filled with air, looks like an elephant's trunk. Look inside to learn more about the southern elephant seal.
Find out where it lives, how it gets around, and how it hunts for : Meish Goldish. Get this from a library. Southern elephant seal: the biggest seal in the world. [Meish Goldish] -- Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of this huge marine mammal.
Instantly recognisable by the large, inflatable proboscis, the male southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) is the biggest seal in its family. Males can weigh eight to ten times as much as females, making them the most sexually dimorphic of all mammals.
Females do not have a proboscis, but rather a short nose and a muzzle. Southern elephant seal. Introduction to Southern Elephant Seals. The southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) is the world's largest seal and the largest member of the order Carnivora, which includes all seals, cats, dogs, foxes, wolves, bears, raccoons, hyenas, weasels and civets, among rn elephant seals are "true"” or "earless" seals and are named for the.
The southern elephant seals of Antarctica. Southern elephant seals are the largest species of seal on the planet and a highlight among Antarctica cruise wildlife. You can most often see southern elephant seals along the Antarctic coastline, dozing in the sun, nursing their pups, or swimming in the waters just off shore.
The Southern Elephant seal is the largest of all the world's seal species, southern males are up to 50% heavier and females 20% heavier than their northern counterparts.
They are enormous animals that regularly reach 2, kg and may weigh up to 4 tonnes (8 lb). BOOK ONLINE – Best price guaranteed. CONTACTO – DEL NOMADE ECO HOTEL – PUERTO PIRÁMIDES – PENÍNSULA VALDES Av. de las Ballenas. Bester MN, Wilkinson IS. Population ecology of southern elephant seals Mirounga leoninaat Marion Island.
In: Le Boeuf BJ, Laws RM (eds), Elephant seals, population ecology, behavior, and physiology. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. pp 85– Erickson AW, Bester MN. Immobilization and capture. Elephant Seals. Sea Elephants. Elephant seals (sea elephants) are large, oceangoing seals in the genus Mirounga.
There are two species: the northern elephant seal(M. angustirostris) and the southern elephant seal (M. leonina). Both were hunted to the brink of extinction by the end of the 19th century, but numbers have since recovered.
The northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) and the southern elephant seal (M. leonina) are the largest pinnipeds (Ling and Bryden, ;McGinnis and Schusterman, ).The most striking characteristic of both species is the pronounced sexual dimorphism, with males weighing 8–10 times more than southern elephant seals have been recorded Cited by: 9.
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This rhyming photographic story for kids is about southern elephant seals in Antarctica. It is also for people who like to read to kids. If. Southern Elephant Seals come ashore on South Georgia Island in the Antarctic in fantastic numbers that cover every available beach.
The pound males protect harems of 10 to 40 females against. An earlier study showed that female northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) dive deeply and continuously during the first 1–3 weeks at sea following report that this dive pattern is maintained for the entire 2½-month period at by: Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) return to their terrestrial breeding ground in December and January, with the bulls arriving first.
The bulls haul out on isolated or otherwise protected beaches, typically on islands or very remote mainland locations. The southern elephant seal is the most ‘sexually dimorphic’ of all mammals.
(Sexual dimorphism is the difference between males and females). The male southern elephant seal can be an incredible 10 times the weight of the female. The southern elephant seal ranges in color from gray to brown.
"Another species in which the male sports an exaggerated nose is the elephant seal, largest of all seals at m long and up to kg in weight. The huge, bulging nose of the mature male is used during the breeding season, when the seals gather in vast herds on the shores of California or the South Atlantic islands.
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The southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) is one of the two species of elephant is the largest member of the clade Pinnipedia and the order Carnivora, as well as the largest extant marine mammal that is not a gets its name from its massive size and the large proboscis of the adult male, which is used to produce very loud roars, especially during the.
The world total of southern elephant seals in (Laws, this volume) was roughly times larger than that of northern elephant seals. Future Growth. The northern elephant seal has lived in eastern North Pacific waters for at least several hundred thousand years. The rear limbs of "true seals" are of relatively limited usefulness for moving about on land.
Link to information about the Southern Elephant Seal at Antarctic Adventure. Link to information about the Southern Elephant Seal from the Sierra Club Handbook of Seals and Sirenians. Antarctic Fur Seals had staked out many locations in the rookery. You searched for: elephant seal. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and one-of-a-kind products and gifts related to your search.
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See more ideas about Elephant seal, Elephant and Animals pins. The elephant seal (genus Mirounga) is the world's largest are two species of elephant seals, named according to the hemisphere in which they are found.
Northern elephant seals (M. angustirostris) are found in coastal waters around Canada and Mexico, while southern elephant seals (M. leonina) are found off the coast of New Zealand, South Africa. All pinnipeds have very long small intestines, especially elephant seals which can have small intestines about 25 times their body length.
The function of the long small intestine may be related to diet but is not fully understood. During necropsy, it is important to examine each part of the digestive system. The Southern Elephant Seal is distinguished from the Northern Elephant Seal (which doesn't overlap in range with this species) by its greater body mass and a wider proboscis.
This seals' size shows extreme sexual dimorphism, possibly the largest of any mammal, with the males typically five to six times heavier than the females.  While the females average to .