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Northern Elephant Seals: Increasing Population, Decreasing Biodiversity

By Dana Handy In nature, a population recovery is not always what it seems, as the story of the Northern Elephant seal attests. This species, so named because the large male seal’s nose resembles that of an elephant trunk, is a unique marine mammal that spends more than 85% of its life in the North Pacific Ocean (from Baja, Mexico to the Gulf of Alaska) save for a limited amount of time on land for breeding and molting purposes...

May 24, 2013 — Jim Haw

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