The Ross seal (Ommatophoca rossii) is a true seal (family Phocidae) with a
range confined entirely to the pack ice of Antarctica. It is the only species of the ...
Occupying remote, inaccessible ice packs surrounding the Antarctic, the Ross
seal is perhaps the most enigmatic phocid (earless seals). This seal displays a ...
Range Description: Ross Seals have a circumpolar distribution in Southern
Ocean waters surrounding Antarctica. In the summer, they are usually seen in
Main Characteristics Ross Seals have a body length between 1.7 and 3 m (5.5 -
9.75 ft) and they weigh between 130 and 215 kgs (290 - 470 lbs). They have a ...
Ross seals (Ommatophoca rossii) are a rather elusive species of semi-aquatic
creatures. These relatively small and narrow animals do not look exactly the
Ross Seals are unique in that they are the only Antarctic seal whose range is
restricted to the Antarctic seas, and they have never been documented in ...
Descriptions and articles about the Ross Seal, scientifically known as
Ommatophoca rossii in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Brief
The Ross seal (Ommatophoca rossii) is one of a kind, it is the only seal whose
geographic range is confined to the Antarctic. They are found at areas of average
Although there are 35 species of seals, only six types live in Antarctica: Antarctic
Fur Seals, Crabeater Seals, Leopard Seals, Ross Seals, and Weddell Seals.
Sep 11, 2014 ... A very difficult specy to observe, by the nature of its environment : the solid fast
ice. Footage by Jonathan ZACCARIA ...