crabeater seal

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silvery grey Antarctic seal subsisting on crustaceans

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The Antarctic crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophagus) is the most abundant species of pinniped on the planet and probably the most numerous of the large mammals.
They are represented by six species: the crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophagus), the Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddelli), the Ross seal (Ommatophoca rossi), the leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx), the Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella), and the southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina).
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.
Similarly, around the Antarctic Peninsula, Adelie penguins, which winter on increasingly scarce sea ice, are being displaced by chinstrap penguins, which prefer open water, just as elephant seals are pushing aside their cold-loving cousins, the crabeater seals.
In pinnipeds, the disease has been described in crabeater seals (Phoca carcinophagus) from the Antarctic (1), Baikal seals (P.
They are solitary predators and eat everything from penguins and krill to other seals, particularly crabeater seals.
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.
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.