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ANTARCTIC Seashore
seals

The seals of the seashores of Antarctica...

Pinnipeds: Seals

The two types of seal around Antarctica (image by Damon Ramsey)(Deception Island)

The two main groups of seals in Antarctica; the 'true seals' (seal on the left) that hump around, and the 'eared seals' (seal on the right) that can bound along on their fore-flippers.

Fur-Seals

Arctocephalus gazella'Antarctic Fur-seal'.

True Seals

Leptonychotes weddellii, 'Weddell Seal'.

Hydrurga leptonyx'Leopard Seal'. When hauled out, they have a distinctive 'lumpy' shape.

The massive head of the Leopard Seal.

Lobodon carcinophaga, 'Crabeater Seal' (Paradise Harbour). Despite the name, they do not eat crabs, but specialize on krill, with 90% of their diet made up of these crustaceans.

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Can't go travelling until everything settles down? Here I am doing a virtual guided walk for Noble Caledonia, and here I am doing other virtual guided walks...