Cool fact…
Southern elephant seals breed in colonial groups called harems. A single dominant male usually can control a harem of up to 50 females. Once harems get larger than this the dominant "beachmaster" will allow assistant beachmasters to reside within the harem.

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Big Ben with reflection
Big Ben with reflection. Photo by S. Donoghue (Photo: Shavawn Donoghue)

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