Northern States Ride 2016

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Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery. These northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris, spend eight to ten months a year in the open ocean, diving 1000 to 5800 feet for up to two hours at a time, and migrate thousands of miles twice a year, to their land-based rookery.

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