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NOAA Photo Library Image - anim1411

Two weaned elephant seal pups playing at the Piedras Blancas rookery. Their loose baggy skin is a sign that their mother has left them to fish in the ocean, and that they have been living off their own fat reserves.

Image ID: anim1411, NOAA's Ark - Animals Collection
Location: California, Point Piedras Blancas
Photo Date: 2005
Photographer: Barbara Taylor NMFS/SWFSC/PRD


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