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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Aug 12, 2010 ... Scientific name: Leptonychotes weddellii. Weddell seals belong to a group of
seals known as Phocidae or true seals. The most commonly ...
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
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 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 ...
Oct 28, 2010 ... The southernmost mammal on Earth. Includes footage of Weddell seal mothers
and pups, and underwater footage of seals swimming beneath ...
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 ...
If you had to choose only one word to describe the Weddell Seal, it would like be
that they are cute.
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