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Uploaded on Thursday 19 Aug 2010 by Peter Prokosch

Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes Weddellii), Antarctic Peninsula

Year: 2010
From collection: Antarctic biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Weddell Seals were in the past hunted for oil, food and skins but their numbers are now fairly stable. The global population is estimated at between 500,000 and one million individuals, although a comprehensive assessment of the population number has never been undertaken.
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