Crabeater Seal

crabeater-seal-by-liam-quinn

Crabeater Seal – Crabeater seals are the most numerous pinniped species in the world and are curiously named since their major prey is not crabs but Antarctic krill! The seals have special lobed teeth that help them to sieve the krill out of the seawater. Crabeater seals have been known to dive as deep as 470 feet and for a period in excess of 10 minutes

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