It’s November- a transitional month!

It’s November- a transitional month!

For elephant seals, November is a transition month.  It marks the end of the season during which the juvenile seals occupy the beach and the beginning of the seasonal arrival of the large adult males.  The adult males will stay on the beach throughout the...
Age Classes

Age Classes

Age Classes Northern elephant seals can be categorized into multiple classes based on their age and gender. Females mature earlier than males and reach adulthood several years before males do. Pup = less than 1 month Super Weaner = 1 – 12 months Weanling = 1...
April – May

April – May

April – May Adult females that left the rookery after weaning their pups, as well as juveniles that were out at sea all winter, begin arriving late in March. This is the start of the molting season. Growing new skin at sea would cause a tremendous heat loss....
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