We had a great Zoom session yesterday with people tuning in from DC, CA, NM, TN, TX! For those of you who could not be there, I plan on repeating the presentation next week at the same time. In February I will repeat it one last time, but for my fans in Europe! :)
OK, back to Antarctica: leopard seals are fearsome predators. If you see them lounging on an ice floe, they are likely resting and not a threat. In the water, however, a very different story. They will attack and eat (young) seals and penguins. Watch out!
Are they the top predator? Normally yes..... Unless an orca is nearby. Orcas are around, but not very common here. So while the orcas are away, Leopard Seals rule!
Growing up watching nature documentaries, I find myself now immersed in nature's splendor. As an ecologist I study how ecosystems function. Here I share with you my love of doing research in Antarctica - a place of sheer beauty