SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 11, April 2016 - Page 48

Photos A: penguin highways. Penguins will travel from their nesting area to the ocean once a day to feed. The red coloring in the snow is from the krill–stained penguin guano. B: Notice how green the bottom section of the iceberg appears below the water. This coloration shows that the water is rich in chlorophyll–containing phytoplankton. C: A Weddell seal resting on a bergy bit. Weddell seals feed beneath the ice and primarily eat krill, fish, and squid. D: A southern elephant seal caught mid–yawn. This is the largest seal species in the world. E: Fun patterns and textures can be found in the shallow Antarctic kelp forests. F: A limpet found grazing on algae and diatoms amongst the kelp. G: Looking out towards the dark, icy waters. Beautiful! H: Humpback whale flukes. I: Humpback whales surfacing while bubble–net feeding for krill. J: A beautiful Antarctic sunset. K: Gentoo penguins and crabeater seals on pack–ice.

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