Weddell Seals

wildlife of antactica

Facts

  1. 1.The size of Weddell Seals are about 400 - 450 kg .
  2. 2.They are hard to find because they are often below the ice.
  3. 3.Weddell Seals can stay under water for about 1 hour while hunting for food.
  4. 4. Weddell seals live on the edge of the ice all year round and dive down beneath it to feed.
  5. You will find the Weddell Seals in large groups on the icy shores.
  6. Weddell seals usually have their pups on sea-ice, or land very near to sea ice, getting in and out of the sea through a breathing hole
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Weddell seals real name is Leptonychotes weddellii. Weddell Seals spend their time under the antarctic ice. Weddell seals can dive up to 610 meters down and stay under for up to 45 minutes.
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