crabeater


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crabeater

(ˈkræbˌiːtə)
n
(Animals) the most common species of seal, Lobodon carcinophagus, characterized by a long snout and slender body
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The enormous gaur can scarcely fit on his page and the text has to squeeze around his body, while the crabeater seals, which are extremely numerous, are crowded on to their page with no room to spare.
Antarctica also has four varieties of seals; the crabeater seal, the Weddell seal, the elephant seal and the leopard seal.
Up close, killer whales hunt the floes for sleeping crabeater seals, while cape petrels, those checkerboard flyers of the cold waters, surf the air curls streaming off the ship.
The data recovered from tagged Crabeater seals and Adelie penguins revealed their diving and feeding behavior, and researchers discovered some movements that they hadn't suspected.
Similarly, around the Antarctic Peninsula, Adelie penguins, which winter on increasingly scarce sea ice, are being displaced by chinstrap penguins, which prefer open water, just as elephant seals are pushing aside their cold-loving cousins, the crabeater seals.
In pinnipeds, the disease has been described in crabeater seals (Phoca carcinophagus) from the Antarctic (1), Baikal seals (P.
They are solitary predators and eat everything from penguins and krill to other seals, particularly crabeater seals.
There are 4 Antarctic seal species--Weddell, Leopard, Crabeater, and Ross.
And if the animal life, the penguins, the leopard seals, the crabeater seals and the humpback whales aren't enough, there are immense glaciers spilling into the sea and house-size icebergs bobbing on the nutrient rich waters.
There are four strictly Antarctic seals, although some individuals may stray as far as the southern coasts of South America, Africa, and Australia, such as the crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophagus), the Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddelli), the Ross seal (Ommatophoca rossi), and the leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx).
Antarctic penguins and crabeater seals are already declining.