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Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) and Snowy Sheathbills (Chinas alba), Antarctic Peninsular

The Weddell seal is a relatively large and abundant true seal (family: Phocidae) with a circumpolar distribution surrounding Antarctica. Weddell seals eat an array of fish, krill, squid, bottom-feeding prawns, cephalopods and crustaceans. - The snowy sheathbill is an omnivore, a scavenger, and a kleptoparasite. It steals krill and fish from penguins and sometimes eats their eggs and down-covered chicks. It also eats carrion and animal faeces. For any form of publication, please include the link to this page:

Year: 2016

From album: Antarctic biodiversity

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Antarctica Arctic Atlantic change climate Environmental fauna Global ocean Pacific Southern worldwide

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