Diving depths of the Weddell seal

Arthur L. Devries, Donald E. Wohlschlag

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Abstract

Dives as deep as 350 meters have been recorded for the Weddell seal in the waters of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. It is suggested that Weddell seals possess a well-developed navigational system which enables them to swim long distances under thick ice shelves where light and breathing holes are limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalScience
Volume145
Issue number3629
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1964
Externally publishedYes

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