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Photo: V. Zavattieri

Start: 12/01/05 - End: 07/27/06
Duration of the trip: 236 days (7.8 months)
Max distance to the colony: 2,869 km
Total distance covered: 10,911 km (probably underestimated due to the low number of records)

Start: 12/28/06 - End: 06/28/07
Duration of the trip: 6 months
Max distance to the colony: 2,318 km
Total distance traveled: 17,258 km

DATA 1st trip:
Start: 05/01/07- End: 07/30/07
Duration of the trip: 205 days (6.8 months)
Max distance to the colony: 2,753 km
Total distance traveled: 22,633 km
DATA 2nd trip:
Start: 01/08/07- End: 09/05/07
Duration of the trip: 34 days (1.1 months)
Max distance to the colony: 441 km
Total distance covered: 3,143 km

Juvenile male with satellite tag
Juvenile male with satellite tag All trajectories
LIN3: Juvenile female
LID2: Juvenile male
LID1: Juvenile male

From Valdés to Georgias
Mirounga leonina

There is a sex difference in the foraging behavior of adult elephant seals from Península Valdés. Most females travel long distances to the Atlantic basin, while males forage at or near the shelf break.
Juveniles would not show a sex-dependent strategy.
Some post-molting juveniles, males and females, leave Península Valdés and head SW they cross the deep Atlantic basin reaching the waters that surround South Georgia. Months later, they return to the Patagonian coasts traveling distances of over 10,000 km.

Dataholders: C. Campagna (WCS); M. Lewis y M.R. Marín (CESIMAR-CONICET).

Maps: V. Falabella (WCS).

ProjectUso estacional del mar por el Elefante Marino del Sur en el corredor migratorio Islas Malvinas

Malvinas en la Universidad (RSPU 3854/15). Univ. Nac. de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco - Sec. de Políticas Universitarias.