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 ...
The Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) is the most southerly breeding of all
mammals, and one of the best known Antarctic seal species.
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 of Antarctica and the ecological study of this southernmost
mammal on earth, including videos, images, audio, and information on one of the
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
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
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