NPR’s John Nielsen recently spent a ___ with several thousand molting elephant seals and the ____ studying them at Ano Nuevo State Park in northern California. These____, he says, are capable of more than ___ the eye and the ear.
They are huge. They are___. They stink. They lay around in piles napping all day and they belch operatically at strangers.
Even the experts like Dan Costa of the University of California at Santa Cruz, elephant seals ___ like good for nothing bums when they lay around molting in the spring.
(Soundbite of elephant seal belching)