Tag Archive | Northern Bull Elephant Seal Mating Behavior

“What We Got Here is Failure to Communicate”~

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Elephant Seals are obviously not the only species with this problem!

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This sub-adult male seems a bit sheepish about his not yet mature mating attempts.
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He looks at me almost as if he’s apologetic!
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He’s just practising now, learning how to deal with all the rejection.

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Elephant Seal mating is disturbingly violent. It is a hard life being an elephant seal.
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Looking into the female’s eyes it is impossible not to feel sorry for her and her continual harassment.

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For now at least, the adolescent males just look beached and confused!
Cheers to you the Piedras Blancas elephant seals~

Title quote: “Cool Hand Luke.”

Big Bulls: Big Battles (Ellie Families Pt. 1 of 3)

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It must be good to be an elephant seal bull…..
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weigh 5000 pounds,
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own beach front property,
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and have a harem.
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Then again, maybe not so good,
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you can’t win every battle,
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and losing looks too painful!
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It must be tough to be a bull….
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and sometimes quite discouraging….
Cheers to you from the extraordinary elephant seal bulls at Big Sur California~
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