This Seal Looks Lazy — Until It's Time to Fight

Don't be fooled by the way they laze on the beaches of South Georgia. Elephant seal bulls are superpowered creatures that can dive deeper than a sperm whale. And they’re quick to defend their harems when other males come prowling around. On a recent expedition aboard the National Geographic Explorer, author and scientist Carl Safina shared insights about males of the species and their tough but amazing lives.

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