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September 14, 2022

Crabeater seal at Palmer Station

A crabeater seal lounging at Palmer Station, Antarctica. Despite their name, crabeater seals only eat Antarctic krill and use their specially shaped teeth to filter out the seawater.

Learn more about the U.S. Antarctic Program. (Date of image: Feb. 24, 2020; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Sept. 14, 2022) [This photo was taken under National Marine Fisheries Service permit number 25770.]

Credit: Mike Lucibella/NSF

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