Elephant Seals and Sooty Shearwater Migration

This data set shows the tracking of northern elephant seals with red and magenta lines and sooty shearwater seabirds with green lines from January 28, 2005, through February 1, 2006. Northern elephant seals routinely dive to 1,800 feet, and sometimes as deep as 4,650 feet. They spend 10 months a year at sea and return to the same beach a couple times a year, which makes them easy to tag and monitor. Sooty shearwater seabirds are long distance fliers that may travel 46,000 miles in a year, reaching Japan, Alaska, and California.

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