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How does an elephant seal move?
Last Updated: 14th April, 2020
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Simply so, how does a seal move?
True seals do not move very efficiently on land — they undulate along the ground, extending their head and shoulders forward and then drawing their pelvis forward, with a motion rather like that of a caterpillar. They frequently use their fore flippers to help, so their tracks are easily seen on a sandy beach.
Secondly, are Elephant Seals dangerous? "Bottom line is, he's very dangerous," said Allen. "You wouldn't want to get bitten by one. They have huge incisors, and even a warning nip can break a human bone." Northern elephant seals are found in the North Pacific, from Baja California to the Aleutian Islands.
Moreover, what do elephant seals like to do?
Southern elephant seals feed exclusively at sea. The main sources of food are fish and squid. Prey is captured both near the surface and very deep underwater. The seals have been known to eat bottom dwelling fish from the ocean's darkest depths.
How fast are elephant seals in water?
While swimming, southern elephant seals move at speeds around 5 - 10 kph (3 - 6 mph).