Maximum Diving Capacities of the Weddell Seal, Leptonychotes weddeili

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Science  25 Mar 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3717, pp. 1553-1554
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3717.1553


The probable maximum diving capacities of the Weddell seal were ascertained from observation of 959 dives and measurement of the depths of 381 dives. The deepest dive was 600 meters; the longest submergence was 43 minutes 20 seconds.

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