Selso the elephant seal makes his way home

  • May 12, 2014 | Ann Kunz

Selso the elephant seal has been making progress heading towards his home.

Selso, who was rescued on 29 June 2013, is expected to make landfall to moult in November 2014.

He was released January 11, 2014 off the coast of Port Elizabeth, and the staff at uShaka Sea World has been able to closely monitor his progress thanks to a satellite tracker fitted to his head.

According to data collected from his tracker, Selso is heading in the right direction towards the Antarctic.

Marion Island, which is home to a massive colony of thousands of elephant seals, is most likely Selso’s destination.

A GPS map tracking Selso's progress since his release in January

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