SR3 is proud to present a virtual presentation on Elephant Seals. Elephant seals are large, oceangoing earless seals. The two species, the northern elephant seal and the southern elephant seal were both hunted to the brink of extinction by the end of the 19th century, but their numbers have since recovered.
Elephant seals spend up to 80% of their lives in the ocean. They can hold their breath longer than any other non-cetacean mammal. Elephant seals dive to 5,000 feet beneath the ocean's surface. By the end of the presentation you will be truly amazed by this Seal.
Elephant seals have been seen on Protection Island and Whidbey Island!
Presenter: Kenneth Bach is a resident of Jefferson County and on the board of SR3, a dedicated marine animal hospital. Ken has over 20 years’ experience with marine mammals including volunteering with The Marine Mammal Center, Ano Nuevo State Preserve, and SR3.