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  • ba.england by ba.england

    could that be a seal on the far right?

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    That certainly could be - and after a really close look I am certain that it is! Very rare! Lucky there is a steep little clamber up...

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    from the sea ice to that perching place for the penguins (only one sitting there just now). You can mark seals ...

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    as 'other' without specifying the type of 'other'. Well spotted! 😃

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  • ba.england by ba.england

    many thanks, are you able to say what breed from this distance?

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    I'm not sure, and tried looking up seals at Port Lockroy, to find mentions of crabeater and leopard seals and, apparently Weddell seals...

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    sometimes haul out. So I'll ask in the science section for you to see if anyone knows more. I am curious myself.

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  • Doortje_3 by Doortje_3

    I've been at Port Lockroy last year and saw a crabeater seal there!

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Doortje -thank you for your answer - and how exciting that you have visited Port Lockroy! If you want to tell us more...

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    about Port Lockroy do start a thread in the 'Chat' discussion board. 😃

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  • ba.england by ba.england

    could i mention here that my son works for the British Antarctic Survey at Cambridge. he is on the James Clarke Ross at this moment.

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  • ba.england by ba.england

    with a team taking core samples from the sea bed. they are about to cross Drakes Passage then pass by many of your sites - proud mum!

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    OH GOSH! I'd be a proud mum too ba.england! I wonder if he will spot any of the camera stands (perhaps they are still there?) or visit

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Port Lockroy, or the red hut on Petermann Island. I'm sure we'd love to know more so do start a thread in 'Chat' if you'd like to 😄

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    For an aerial view of this place: http://www.geonames.org/maps/google_-64.826_-63.493.html

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