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NOAA Photo Library Image - anim1887

Two elephant seal pups play-fighting on the beach. After their mother leaves the rookery for the ocean, weaned elephant seal pups will wait for her to come back until they lose so much weight and get such baggy skin that they start fishing for themselves.

Image ID: anim1887, NOAA's Ark - Animals Collection
Location: California, Point Piedras Blancas
Photographer: Barbara Taylor NMFS/SWFSC/PRD
Credit: NOAA Fisheries

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