26 March 2011

Cetaceans and Pinnipeds...ANTARCTICA (13 March)

That's whales and seals to you and me! Antarctica is a rich area for seals, or pinnipeds, some of which are specialties of the pack ice zone. The commonest of the "Ice Seals" is the softly-beautiful Crabeater Seal, that regular litter the icebergs off the Peninsula.

In between being spellbound by bergs, and awe-struck by close approaching Humpback Whales we also sidled up to some docile, dozing Crabeater Seals, relaxing on the clean bergs that were scattered around the spectacular Neko Harbor, a haven for both whales and seals.

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