BY ZOE STOCKTON
The male ross seal reaches a length of 1.68 - 2.09m.
The female ross seal reaches a length of 1.96 - 2.50m.
Their weight is usually 129 - 216 kg.
The male ross seals life span is 21 years.
The female ross seals life span is 19 years.
They only live in antarctica and never
been documented in the extra-polar regions.
They are foundon pack ice on the shores of
The ross seals coat is a dark brown
but underneath it is a silvery white colour.
They also have little hairs.
diet and preditors
Ross seals manly eat krill, squid and fish.
There predators are orca's ( killer whale),
and leopard seals.
After a gestation period of months, Ross seals
give birth to a single pup.
They are weaned at 4-6 weeks and
mature at 2-4 years old.
Ross seals are named after
Sir James Cook Ross who led
the Erebus and terror
expeditions to Antarctica.