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Elephant seals are hard to miss. Whether it's their massive size, memorable appearance or questionable smell, these large carnivores certainly take center stage on the beaches of South Georgia. Join National Geographic Explorer Alizé Carrère as she learns about these crazy creatures and some of their friendlier cousins, fur seals on this episode of Modern Explorer!


5 - 12+


Biology, Ecology

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Chief Education Officer
Vicki Phillips,
Alize Carrere,
Tom Ritchie,
Director of Photographies
Justin DeShields,
Devlin Gandy,
Executive Producer
Vanessa Serrao, National Geographic Society
Maureen McGrath,
Vice President
Kim Hulse, National Geographic Society,
Curtis Tyler Belile,
Omar Teitelbaum,
Alex Wenchel,
Tyson Brown, National Geographic Society
Lindblad Natural History Footages
Sarah Culler,
Steve Ewing,
Kevin Freeny,
Rodrigo Moterani,
James Napoli,
Eric Wehrmeister,
Ross Weinberg,
Sarah Appleton, National Geographic Society, National Geographic Society
Gina Borgia, National Geographic Society
Jeanna Sullivan, National Geographic Society
Tiffany McNeil,
Associate Producers
Alize Carrere,
Ashley Holmes, National Geographic Society
Program Specialists
Clint Parks,
Margot Willis, National Geographic Society
Katia Nicolova,
Mary Stephens, National Geographic Society
Alex Wenchel,
Last Updated

May 20, 2022

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