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Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes Weddellii), Antarctic Peninsula

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.

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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