Elephant Seals are marine mammals from the family Phocidae and the genus Mirounga. These Seals are earless seals and are further classified into two more species – Northern Elephant Seal and Southern Elephant Seal.
The scientific name of the Northern Elephant Seal is M. angustirostris, these are generally seen in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
The scientific name of the Southern Elephant Seal is M. leonine, while in the waters; these are found in the South Atlantic.
The marine mammal is generally found in the Pacific waters of the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The Elephant Seals have reduced limbs and spend most of their life in the underwater! Moreover, while giving births’ the newborn Elephant Seal can weigh up to 36 kilograms.