Largest pinniped

Last updated: November 10, 2017 at 1:50 am

A Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonine) measuring 6.5 m (21.3 ft) was caught on South Georgia Island (South Atlantic) in 1913. The maximum weight for males is believed to reach 4,000 kg (8,800 lbs). The largest Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) was recorded off Santa Barbara (California), measuring 5.5 m (18 ft) and weighing 2,722 kg (6,000 lbs).

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