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Elephant Seals

These seals with elephant noses roam the ocean searching for food, and go ashore to breed and molt

Elephant Seals
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This marine creature received its strange name due to the male's nose shape that resembles a clipped elephant trunk. All of them spend little time ashore, mainly feeding in the oceanic waters. The seals come to the land only during breeding season, which runs from December to March.

Things to do in California : Elephant Seals

Another reason to dry up is the molting season which peaks between April and May. The best viewing spots for seals are southern California and Mexico, hosting up to 150,000 elephant seals each season.

Crowded beach
Crowded beach

During the mating season, the bulls fight over the right to be a master of the beach, so you might witness some male elephant seal fights.

What a romantic elephant seal!
What a romantic elephant seal!
Elephant Seals Having a Discussion
Elephant Seals Having a Discussion