Weddell seal
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Order Carnivora

Family Phocidae

Scientific Name

Leptonychotes weddellii

Thumbnail Description

They can also stay under water around 80 minutes

Size and Weight

Adults:

LENGTH: (males) 2.9 m (females) 3.3 m

WEIGHT:  400 – 450 kg

Newborns:

LENGTH: 1.5 m

WEIGHT: 29 kg

Habitat

Sea ice

Distribution

Weddell Sea

Diet

Antarctic Cod

Reproduction

2

Population

500,000

Lifespan

25 years

Group Name

Unknown

Predators

Killer whales, leopard seals

Speed

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Unknown

Conservation Status

Least Concern