Tag: Weddell seals

October 6, 2022

Feeding pups makes it harder for Weddell seals to feed themselves

When Weddell seals nurse their pups, the nutrients in the milk they give their young come from their own reserves—sometimes at a cost to their own performance. The Antarctic seals...

February 15, 2022

Counting seals from space

Volunteer scientists have helped researchers obtain a baseline count of Weddell seals in Antarctica using satellite images. The number of seals they counted is just a fraction of previous estimates,...