crabeater seal

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silvery grey Antarctic seal subsisting on crustaceans

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And if the animal life, the penguins, the leopard seals, the crabeater seals and the humpback whales aren't enough, there are immense glaciers spilling into the sea and house-size icebergs bobbing on the nutrient rich waters.
Antarctic penguins and crabeater seals are already declining.
But there are many more examples of broad-scale variation in the Antarctic marine environment: Populations of crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophagus), another species preyed upon by leopard seals, also display quasi-cyclic variation (Testa et al.
Crabeater seal cohort variation: demographic signal or statistical noise.
1992) and crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophagus, Nordoy et al.
Crabeater seals apparently switch from predominantly nighttime foraging in summer to predominantly daytime foraging in winter, perhaps reflecting changes in prey or prey behavior (Nordoy et al.
Other dramatic signs of climate change include retreating glaciers, more snowfall (warming in Antarctica means more precipitation in the form of snow), and the displacement of ice-dependent species like adelie penguins, crabeater seals and leopard seals with more adaptable, northerly, open water species like chinstrap penguins, elephant seals and fur seals.
Populations of crabeater seals, which also require pack ice, are falling, while southern fur, southern elephant, and other open-water seals are extending their ranges further south.