The Northern Elephant Seal

Mirounga angustirostris


  • Max Weight: Female 1,300 lbs (590 kg)
    Male 4,400 lbs (2,000 kg)
  • Length: Female: 10 ft (3 m) / Male: 13.5 ft (4.1 m)
  • Diet: Deeper dwelling mid-water fish and squid
  • Status: Lower risk


range Northern Elephant Seal Range

Species Fact:

Adult males use their large, inflatable noses during the winter breeding season to resonate sound when vocally threatening each other.

Northern Elephant Seal