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Northern Elephant Seal Baculum measures 11.4 inches. Northern Elephant Seal Baculum is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Mirounga angustirostris is the scientific name. Our precise baculum can be used as a teaching tool, museum baculum exhibit, home decor baculum, or office decor baculum.
The Northern Elephant Seal or Mirounga angustirostris is one of two species of elephant seal. It is a member of the family Phocidae (true seals).
Northen elephant seal or Mirounga angustirostris derive their name from their great size and from the male’s large proboscis, which is used in making extraordinarily loud roaring noises, especially during the mating competition. Sexual dimorphism in size is great. The mating system is highly polygynous; a successful male is able to impregnate up to 50 females in one season.
The huge male northern elephant seal or Mirounga angustirostris typically weighs 3,300 to 5,100 lbs. and measures 13 to16 ft., although some males can weigh up 8,200 lbs. Females are much smaller and can range from 880 to 1,980 lbs. in weight, or roughly a third of the male’s bulk, and measure from 8.2 to 11.8 ft.
Northern elephant seal or Mirounga angustirostris typically live for around 9 years. Both adult and juvenile elephant seals are bar-skinned and black before molting. After molting, they generally have a silver to dark gray coat that fades to brownish-yellow and tan.
Adult males have hairless necks and chests speckled with pink, white, and light brown. Pups are mostly black at birth and molt to a silver gray after weaning.
Northern elephant seal or Mirounga angustirostris return to their terrestrial breeding ground in December and January, with the bulls arriving first. The bulls haul out on isolated or otherwise protected beaches, typically on islands or very remote mainland locations.
It is important that these beach areas offer protection from the winter storms and high surf wave action. The Northern elephant seal or Mirounga angustirostris bulls engage in fights of supremacy to determine which few bulls will achieve a harem.
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