Weddell seal. Source:José Luis Orgeira/WoRMS/Encyclopedia of Life
Kingdom: Anamalia (Animals)
The Weddell seal is named after its discoverer James Weddell, the captain of a sealing ship who brought a specimen back from the South Orkney Islands during early exploration of the Antarctic in 1823. It is the most southerly breeding mammal.
For further details, see Weddell seal.
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