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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Diving: Weddell seals are impressive divers, they can reach 600m in depth and
spend as long as 82 minutes, the longest dives are undertaken when swimming ...
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
Weddell Seals can stay submerged for up to 80 minutes at a time. These
prolonged dives are for both foraging and for finding new breathing holes in the
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 ...
If you had to choose only one word to describe the Weddell Seal, it would like be
that they are cute.
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
Oct 28, 2010 ... The southernmost mammal on Earth. Includes footage of Weddell seal mothers
and pups, and underwater footage of seals swimming beneath ...
Jul 28, 2010 ... Nick Baker gets up close and personal with one of the toughest mammals on the
planet, the Weddell seal. Measuring up to ten feet long, these ...