The weddell seal has dived under the fast ice to catch food to eat
This weddell seal has just about to finish digging the breathing hole
Diet and feeding
Weddel seals are carnivores. There main diet is squid, fish and krill. Weddell seals are very capable divers, remaining under water for up to 45 minutes and reaching depths as great as 720 meters in search of prey. Lengthy shallow dives are probably exploration dives for new ice holes and food sources.
Average life span -30 years
Size - 3 metres
Weight - 400-500 kg
Group name -pod