Crabeater Seal

Crabeater Seal

The crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophaga) is found on the ice of Antarctica, but surprisingly they don't eat crabs! The seals primarily eat krill, tiny crustaceans that play a large part in the Antarctic ecosystem. 

Tags: Polar regions, Seals, Brian Skerry

Crabeater seal resting on an iceberg.

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Copyright Brian Skerry/National Geographic Magazine