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Seals swimming up to 2000 kilometres through Antarctic waters to find a meal, raising suggestions that something has disrupted Southern Ocean food supply

Posted by waterweek on 26 September 2007

Taronga Zoo marine specialists were fighting to save the life of the second Antarctic leopard seal to be washed up on a Sydney beach in a week. Leopard seals were very rare in Sydney’s waters, said Geoff Ross, a wildlife management officer with the National Parks and Wildlife Service: “We might see one every two or three years.” he said finding two in a week was extraordinary. “They are Antarctic ice dwellers which seldom wander further north than Macquarie Island.”

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