Did you know that the Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris) is the deepest diving of all the different seal species?

Did you know that the Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris) is the deepest diving of all the different seal species? Elephant Seals have been recorded to dive in excess of 2500 feet, and hold their breath for almost 1 hour. Compare this amazing depth to that of the Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus) that dives to a depth around 700 feet and you can easily see quite an extreme difference. Their primary food source is deep-water squid, fish and mollusks, which would explain their adaptation to Deep Water Diving. I know a few PADI Certified Divers that would be extremely jealous of these amazing Marine Mammals. The Elephant Seal is also the Largest Seal in the world weighing in over a ton. Baby Elephant Seals are typically born in the winter after a Gestation Period of 11 months. Since the Tigerhomes Animal Sanctuary obviously does not house these Large Marine Mammals I highly suggest you look at some Pictures Of Elephant Seals to see how they got their name. It is SO OBVIOUS! REMEMBER, THE TIGERHOMES WEB SITE SPECIALIZES IN AMAZING EXOTIC ANIMAL WEB CAMS!


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