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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
The Weddell Seal is the world's southern-most breeding mammal, and widespread in the southern hemisphere. They are found on fast ice (that is, sea ice that has frozen along coasts) right up to Antarctica and also occur on off-shore pack ice.
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