Diving and haulout behavior of crabeater seals in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, during March 1986

Time-depth recorders were used to study the diving and haulout behavior of six crabeater seals in the marginal. ice edge zone of the Weddell Sea during March 1986. Haulout patterns revealed the seals' clear preference for diving during darkness and hauling out onto sea ice during daylight. Seals did not necessarily haul out every day; individual seals… CONTINUE READING