Earless and extant, meet the elephant seal.
A phenomena of nature in more ways than one (have you considered their sheer size?) here are some of my favorite things about elephant seals.
Females can dive to almost 6,000 ft.
More male pups are produced than female pups in years with warmer sea surface temperature in the northeastern Pacific Ocean.
Northern Elephant Seals have an average life span of 9 years, while it’s 21 years for Southern Elephant Seals.
Their unique nasal structure recycles moisture when they breathe and helps prevent water loss.
Elephant seals can hold their breath for more than 100 minutes – longer than any other noncetacean mammal.
The above information was discovered by people who had a sense of curiosity.
There is still so much to be discovered, will you dare to be curious?
Photo by Sergey Pesterev on Unsplash.