An elephant seal named Phyllis at Ano Nuevo Natural Preserve within Ano Nuevo State Park near Pescadero, Calif., in May. UC Santa Cruz researchers say Phyllis has set a record by swimming farther west than any other tracked elephant seal.
An elephant seal named Phyllis at Ano Nuevo Natural Preserve within Ano Nuevo State Park near Pescadero, Calif., in May. UC Santa Cruz researchers say Phyllis has set a record by swimming farther west than any other tracked elephant seal. Rachel Holser University of California, Santa Cruz, file
An elephant seal named Phyllis at Ano Nuevo Natural Preserve within Ano Nuevo State Park near Pescadero, Calif., in May. UC Santa Cruz researchers say Phyllis has set a record by swimming farther west than any other tracked elephant seal. Rachel Holser University of California, Santa Cruz, file

Far-ranging elephant seal sets swim record

October 12, 2016 10:13 PM