The Weddell seal, Leptonychotes weddellii, is a relatively large and abundant
true seal (family: Phocidae) with a circumpolar distribution surrounding Antarctica
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Predators: Killer whales, Weddell seals were taken as one of the main food
sources for sledge dogs when these were used in Antarctica from 1899 to 1994,
Weddell seals are found near the fast ice of the Antarctic continent, and some
nearby islands. The Weddell seals do not migrate very far. Weddell seals usually
Main Characteristics Weddell Seals are placid animals that have a body length
between 2.5 and 2.9 m (8.25 - 9.5 ft) and they weigh between 400 and 600 Kgs ...
Weddell seals spend much of their time in the water, but on most cruises they are
often seen on large flat chunks of floating pack ice or on gently-sloping ...
Usually found on near-shore fast ice, unlike the other Antarctic seal species
which prefer the pack ice, there are estimated to be about 800,000 Weddell seals
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DESCRIPTION: The Weddell seal is a large seal with a bulky body, a relatively
small head, and a short, wide snout. The adults are dark gray to brown with dark
Weddell seals live and breed further south than any other seal, inhabiting the fast
ice of Antarctica and the southernmost islands. Except for people, they are the ...