A while back, as I was passing through San Simeon, I sat and observed the elephant seals. Which pretty much means I watched them sleep, and occasionally scoot around, or snort. But I was able to get a photo of this beautiful youngster looking my way in between naps. After leaving I looked up some fun facts about elephant seals, and here's my favorite... elephant seals can dive a mile or more below the waves.
"In 2012, marine biologists tracked a northern female's progress as she descended to the amazing depth of 5,788 feet under the surface. Elephant seals are great at holding their breath and can remain submerged for up to two hours straight."