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Oceanic Navigation of Free-Ranging Elephant Seals

Whilst the outbound track for these seals is random in search of food.  When the seals feel it is time to return home they choose a perfect straight great circle route home. (A great circle route is the one that modern … Continue reading

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Elephant Seals

Elephant seals (sea elephants) are large, oceangoing seals in the genus Mirounga. There are two species: the northern elephant seal (M. angustirostris) and the southern elephant seal (M. leonina). Both were hunted to the brink of extinction by the end of the 19th century, but numbers have since recovered. … Continue reading

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