Elephant seals are the star of free presentation this month

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Posted 9/15/21

 

A Des Moines-based nonprofit known as Sealife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research — or SR3 — will present a virtual presentation on elephant seals at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. …

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Elephant seals are the star of free presentation this month

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A Des Moines-based nonprofit known as Sealife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research — or SR3 — will present a virtual presentation on elephant seals at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29.

There are two species of elephant seals, the northern elephant seal and the southern elephant seal, and both were hunted to the brink of extinction by the end of the 19th century, but their numbers have since recovered.

These incredible animals spend up to 80 percent  of their lives in the ocean, and can hold their breath longer than any other non-cetacean mammal, plunging to depths of 5,000 feet beneath the ocean’s surface.

Presenter Kenneth Bach is a resident of Jefferson County and on the board of SR3, a dedicated marine animal hospital. He has more than 20 years of experience with marine mammals, including volunteering with the Marine Mammal Center, Ano Nuevo State Preserve, and SR3.

Register for the free presentation online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-amazing-elephant-seals-tickets-170234846007?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch.

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