Ommatophoca Rossii

The Ross seal is the smallest, least numerous and least studied Antarctic seal species. He is about 2.3 metres long and can weigh to 200 kg. The Ross seal has a broad and short snout and head and prominent eyes. The front flippers are relatively long, measuring about a fifth of the entire body length. When people come near, the Ross seal makes strange rasping and clicking noises. The animals live solitary or in small groups, especially in the King Haakon VII Sea and near Cape Adare. They eat mostly squid. The pups are born in November and December. More about their reproduction is not known.

Ross Seal - Photo Unknown

Ross Seal – Photo Unknown

Geographic Distribution

Ross Seal Habitat

Ross Seal Habitat