SUNSET AT PIEDRAS BLANCAS
Northern Elephant Seals, seen here at Piedras Blancas in the central coast of California, are primarily recognized by the extremehly large males which have noses resembling an elephant's trunk. At approximately 1500-2000 pounds, the enomous males violently fight for harems, often drawing blood. Amazingly, these seals can dive to a depth of greater than 5000 feet, and can hold their breath for over two hours. Once on the verge of extinction, Northern Elephant Seals can be found from Alaska to Baja California.
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