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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Elephant Seal



Beauty Of Animal | Elephant Seal | Elephant seals (sea elephants) is a large, oceangoing seals in the genus Mirounga. There are two types: the northern elephant seal (M. angustirostris) and southern elephant seal (M. Asadi). The pursuit of the edge of extinction by the end of the 19th century, but the numbers have recovered since then. The northern elephant seal, slightly smaller than the relative in the south, and ranges over the Pacific coast in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Education site far north on the Pacific coast in a race the rocks, at the southern tip of Vancouver Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.


Found on the southern elephant seal in the southern hemisphere on islands such as South Georgia and Macquarie Island, and on the coasts of New Zealand and South Africa and Argentina in the Peninsula Valdés, which is the fourth largest elephant seal colony in the world. Elephant seals takes its name from a large hose from the adult males (bulls) which resembles an elephant trunk. uses the elephant and the bull in the production sounds very loud roaring, especially during the mating season.


More importantly, however, the nose acts as a kind of rebreather, filled with cavities designed to reabsorb moisture from the exhalations of animals. This is important during the mating season when the male seals rarely leave the beach to feed and therefore must be preserved body moisture and have no source of incoming water. Bulls in the north of each of the seals elephant southern reaches a length 16 feet (4.9 meters) and weighs just £ 6600 (3000 kg), and are much larger than the cows, which measure usually about 10 feet (3.0 meters) and £ 2000 (910 kg).


Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Chordata
Class:     Mammalia
Order:     Carnivora
Suborder:     Pinnipedia
Family:     Phocidae
Genus:     Mirounga

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