Elephant Seal moulting

31 march - homepage

The first Elephant Seal of the year comes into Plettenberg Bay at the end of January, beginning of February. The normal question is, “what is it doing here?” The first one of the year comes to moult it’s fur.

The photo shows how quick this process is and that they have dark, grey/black skin under the light, brown/beige fur. In less than 10 days the process is complete, so they can go out and feed in the deep.

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