Molting Weddell Seal

May 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

Seeing Weddell seals in the Antarctic was another unique experience. Named for James Weddell, a sailor and seal hunter, these are true, earless seals. They molt in the beginning of the summer, like the Weddell seal (Scientific name Leptonychotes weddelli) pictured here.

Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddelli)

Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddelli)

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