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Weddell Seal

Leptonychotes weddellii

Description:

Weddell Seals lounging around on the sea ice near the south end of Ross Island

Notes:

The seals hunt for food beneath the ice, but rest on top of it. They are able to come to the surface through holes around pressure ridges (ridges of ice formed by the tides)

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el2773.laly
el2773.laly 8 years ago

That's so cute

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Spotted on Dec 9, 2011
Submitted on Sep 10, 2012

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