Antarctic Waters

Weddell Seals In Lemaire Channel

65º6'S 63º65'W
Day 13: Wednesday, January 16, 2002

1:30 PM The tender stands back while we rotate.

Right: This one did kind of roll over and look up to see what was going on.
(These three pictures have been severly cropped to better show the seals.)

So did this one, but only for a moment.

These guys are really huge!

Not like the little harbor seals of Alaska, nor even like the California Sea Lions.
These guys could be compared in size to the walrus we've all seen on television.
We're viewing them from the 9th floor and at a safe distance from the ice.

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Page last updated February 25, 2002.