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How Antarctica’s Cutest Baby Seals Grow Up

Clip: Season 47 | 10m 50s Video has closed captioning.

Inhabiting the Ross Sea—as far south as McMurdo Sound—Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) have the most southerly distribution of any mammal on Earth. Scientists began studying a breeding population of Weddell seals in 1968 and quickly found out these pinnipeds don’t always have it easy.

Aired: 02/05/20

Rating: NR

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