Diving depths of the Weddell seal

Arthur L. Devries, Donald E. Wohlschlag

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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)
Pages (from-to)292
Number of pages1
Issue number3629
StatePublished - 1964
Externally publishedYes

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