All posts tagged: "Elefantes Marinos"

When to see orcas in Caleta Valdes?

The killer whale season in Caleta Valdés is also unpredictable, between October and December the orcas visit the elephant seal colonies, searching for the offspring of elephant seals that are distributed along the coast. Spring, from the southern hemisphere, has the Peninsula Valdes flourishing infauna. The high season of penguins, whales, birds, elephants seals andRead More

Elephant seals in Peninsula Valdes

The Valdes Peninsula, in Argentine Patagonia, is home to the only continental reproductive Southern Elephant Seal colony in the world. This species (Mirounga Leonina) is distributed throughout the Sub-Antarctic region with an estimated population of 700,000 individuals. It is calculated that approximately 20.000 reach the Peninsula Valdes each year between August and March to mate,

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Infographic: Marine Elephant in La Elvira Ranch

Infographics: Marine Elephanton the path of La Elvira Ranch The seal elephant is a beast of improbable proportions. In one of the largest colonies of elephant seals of Peninsula Valdes, Punta Delgada, you can read in the infographic placed by the Administration of Protected Areas of Chubut spectacular data on this species. In this articleRead More

The male sea elephants and their trunks

The male sea elephants are known for the enormous size of the nasal protuberance on their face. This trunk in the males serves as a sounding board for the sounds that emit, it ends up developing at 8 years of age. This elongated muzzle gave it the name of the elephant, because it resembles the

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The skin change of the Elephant Seals and the Satellite Tracking on the high seas

This species has the characteristic of changing the skin, the molting season begins in November and lasts approximately 5 months until it ends in March. In that period you can observe the animal with spots due to that natural process. Caleta Valdes orca patrolling an elephants seals colony Thanks to the technology used by scientists,Read More

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