Translation of elephant seal in Spanish:

elephant seal

elefante marino, n.


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    elefante marino masculine
    • A male southern elephant seal, like the juvenile in the foreground here, is unmistakable, with an inflatable nose and four tons of flesh.
    • The northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris, is known as the deepest continually diving phocid seal.
    • It's home to the threatened southern elephant seal, the fur seal, two species of albatross and several species of, yes, penguin.
    • However, the overall allelic diversity of the Mediterranean monk seal, together with that of the Hawaiian monk seal and that of the northern elephant seal, is among the lowest recorded.
    • To a lesser extent harbor seals are eaten, and we suspect on at least one occasion the birds found and fed upon a dead elephant seal.