Southern elephant seal

Southern elephant seal

Mirounga leonina

other name: Southern sea elephant

length: female 2–3 m/61⁄2–10 ft; male to 5 m/15 ft

weight: female 400 kg/900 lb; male to 3,700 kg/8,000 lb

Status: 750,000 in 1985; some populations are declining

iucn: Lower Risk—least concern   cites: Appendix II

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