by thomas and james
scientific name: leptonychotes,weddelli.
Description:Weddell seals are large animals. Both adult males and females are about three metres long and weigh around 400-500 KG. The head is small relative to body size and the coulor is usually dappled grey and black on the back with a mostly white under belly.
Book:Creatures of the Antarctica.
Illustrated by paul lennon.
First published 1992 by the Jacaranda Press.
Baker,Alan N.,Whales and Dolphins of New Zealand and Australia, Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1983.