Stock Photo: Pregnant female southern elephant seal Mirounga leonina giving birth on the beach near the abandoned whaling station at Stromness Bay on South Georgia Island in.

Stock Photo - Pregnant female southern elephant seal Mirounga leonina giving birth on the beach near the abandoned whaling station at Stromness Bay on South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean MORE INFO The southern elephant seal is not only the most massive pinniped but also the largest member of the order Carnivora to ever live The seal gets its name from its great size and the large proboscis of the adult males, which is used in making extraordinarily loud roaring noises, especially during the mating season There is a great sexual dimorphism in size, with the males much larger than the females The world's population is approximately 650,000 animals including approximately 350,000 elephant seals in South Georgia

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