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dc.coverage.spatialNortheastern rim of Pacific Ocean
dc.coverage.spatialCoast of Western North America
dc.coverage.temporal1958-1988
dc.creatorGarst, Warren, 1922-2016, photographer
dc.date1958-1988
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:38:35Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T06:38:35Z
dc.description35 mm slide; color.
dc.descriptionScientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Carnivora; Family: Phocidae; Genus: Mirounga; Genus species: Mirounga angustirostris.
dc.descriptionAnimal characteristics: Head-Body Length: 1.8-4.8 m; Weight: 900-2300 kg; Identification: The Northern elephant seal has tan to gray coloration. They have no spots or external ears, and their hind flippers cannot curl forward. Males have a large snout; Habitat: Warm waters; Diet: Carnivore: squid, fish, sharks, rays; Reproduction: Pups are born in late December. A day or two later, the female will mate with a dominant male. The gestation period is 350 days long; Social Structure: While at sea, elephant seals are solitary. While on the beach, small harems are formed; Behavior: A male's large snout is used for territorial defense during the breeding season. He will make a loud snort to challenge any other males in the area; Status: No special status; Interesting Facts: Predators of these large seals include large sharks and killer whales.
dc.format.mediumphotographs
dc.format.mediumslides (photographs)
dc.identifierMGARaaaa100644
dc.identifierGarst_11492.tif
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/53992
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relationFinding aid: https://lib2.colostate.edu/archives/findingaids/manuscripts/mgar.html
dc.relation.isformatofSlide no. G11492
dc.relation.ispartofGarst (Warren and Genevieve) Collection
dc.rightsColorado State University owns the rights for this material. Please contact Manuscripts at the CSU Libraries for use information: https://lib.colostate.edu/find/archives-special-collections/
dc.subjectsea mammal
dc.subject.lcshNorthern elephant seal
dc.subject.lcshElephant seals
dc.subject.lcshPhocidae
dc.subject.lcshSeals (Animals)
dc.subject.lcshPinnipedia
dc.subject.lcshMammals
dc.subject.lcshVertebrates
dc.subject.lcshChordata
dc.subject.lcshCoastal animals
dc.subject.lcshNorthern elephant seal
dc.titleBull northern elephant seal lying on sand
dc.typeStillImage
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