This boy, probably seven years old, judging by the size of his proboscis, looks like he was struck by a boat propeller.
He seems to be showing the visitors, This is the spot.
In this case, he survived to tell the tale.
This blog records my experiences as a docent at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery on Highway 1 in California. Adult females and juveniles of both sexes return to the beach in spring to molt.