Postcard – Female Face


Post Card Female Face, Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery

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By the time pregnant females start arriving on the beach throughout December, the males have already sorted out who gets the prime positions. As the females arrive they look the situation over and decide where they want to come ashore. The older, more dominant females usually get the best spots, near the center of the harem where they are more likely to avoid harassment from the secondary males. Females do not develop a proboscis or large nose which is characteristic of the males. While the seals may be seen cozy together on the rookery, life at sea it is a whole different matter as they spend their time alone fending for themselves.

Pick up your post card today to remind yourself of the incredible tenacity it takes to be an elephant seal!

  • 4″x6″
  • Name Dropped: Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, San Simeon, California

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