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elephant seal and kowhai

by Hawaiki Goodwin

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The elephant seal has large flippers for them to migrate around the wide and vast ocean. Although the males have big noses, it is not an adaptation and is not used for anything other than a regular nose is used for.

  Their diet consists of small Squid, where they find at the depths of the ocean , Small sharks, sting rays , Large fishes and big crabs.
Their life span is 9 years on average. 
Reproduction of the Elephant Seal Elephant seals congregate in large numbers on beaches to breed. A single adult male will protect a harem of 40 or 50 females, and he will breed with them all. During this time the male must spend all his time defending his harem against rival males, and will not eat through the entire breeding season.

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