elephant seal

noun
|Updated on: 27 May 2018

Definition of elephant seal

: either of two very large seals (genus Mirounga of the family Phocidae) characterized by a long inflatable proboscis:
a : one (M. angustirostris) found in Pacific coastal waters from southeastern Alaska to Baja California
b : one (M. leonina) found in coastal waters of subantarctic islands and Patagonia

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1839

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