Elephant Seals In The Macquarie Islands

 

The information I will be talking about is their diet, their population, their threats, their habitat and their weight.

 

Diet

Elephant seals migrate to Antarctica after they have breed or moulted. Then they feed on squid and fish at the edge of Sea ice.

 

Population

Their used to be barely any seals at all but now when lots of the sealers have gone they have been able to get their numbers back.

 

Threats                                 

The Elephant seal has no land predators except the white shark and the killer whale is one of their big threats.

 

Habitat

Usually Elephant seals live in the sea, mainly on ice but they go on land to breed and have a rest from swimming.

 

Weight

The weight of an average Elephant seal is 4,000 Kilograms for a male and the weight for a female is 600 Kilograms.

 

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