Crabeater Seal Skull

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Crabeater_teeth_Costa_300When we initially saw this skull we thought the teeth were delicately hand carved. As it turns out these teeth belong to a Crabeater seal. These ocean dwelling creatures are medium to large, slender, pale coloured and found one floating pack-ice in and around the Antarctic coast.

What’s even stranger is the fact that these Crabeater seals don’t even eat crabs. These sieve-like teeth actually assist in eating krill. A bony filter of sorts.

Read more about this fascinating creature on Wiki.