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Southern (Antarctic) Ocean animal life

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Some of the animal life found in the Southern Ocean (aka Antarctic Ocean) includes:

Ross Seal (Ommatophoca rossii)Read more.
They are slightly smaller on average than leopard and crabeater seals, reaching about 3 metres and 200 kg. Their coat Read more.
Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)Read more.
Killer whales most widely distributed marine mammals, found in all parts of the oceans; most abundant in colder waters, including Read more.
Antarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus gazella)Read more.
Fur seals are the smallest seals and closely related to dogs and sea lions, able to walk on all fours. Read more.
Antarctic Minke Whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis)Read more.
    The Antarctic Minke Whale is more robust than the other large rorquals (large baleen whales). The rostrum of Read more.
Common Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) aka Northern Minke WhaleRead more.
Minke whales are members of the baleen whale family and are the smallest of the “great whales” rorquals. The taxonomy Read more.
Southern (Antarctic) Ocean animal lifeRead more.
Some of the animal life found in the Southern Ocean (aka Antarctic Ocean) includes: -TSF- Read more.
Crabeater Seal (Lobodon carcinophagus)Read more.
Crabeater seals are the most numerous of the world’s seals.  There are millions of crabeater seals.  After the pups are Read more.
Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus)Read more.
Fin whales are the second-largest species of whale, with a maximum length of about 75 feet (22 m) in the Northern Hemisphere, Read more.
Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes weddellii)Read more.
Weddell seals are found near the fast ice of the Antarctic continent, and some nearby islands.  The Weddell seals do Read more.
Straptoothed Whale (Mesoplodon layardii) aka Layard’s beaked whaleRead more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon SPECIES: layardii TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or Read more.
Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina)Read more.
Southern elephant seals are named after the large proboscis (nose) of the adult males, which is used to make loud Read more.
Pygmy Right Whale (Caperea marginata)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Neobalaenidae GENUS: Caperea SPECIES: marginata TOOTHED or  BALEEN: baleen FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or BRACKISH: Read more.
Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis)Read more.
Southern right whales are large “baleen” whales. Adults are generally between 45 and 55 feet (12.5-15.5 m) in length and can Read more.
Southern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon planifrons)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Hyperoodon SPECIES: planifrons TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or Read more.
Spectacled Porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Phocenidae GENUS: Phocoena SPECIES: dioptrica TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or Read more.
Southern Right Whale Dolphin (Lissodelphis peronii)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Lissodelphis SPECIES: peronii TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or Read more.
Hourglass Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Lagenorhynchus SPECIES: cruciger TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or Read more.
Subantarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus tropicalis)Read more.
The subantarctic fur seal is a small, carnivorous marine mammal. This species is sexually dimorphic, with adult males being up Read more.
Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis)Read more.
Sei whales (pronounced “say” or “sigh”) are members of the baleen whale family and are considered one of the “great Read more.
Arnoux’s Beaked Whale (Berardius arnuxii)Read more.
  Baird’s beaked whales, sometimes called “giant bottlenose whales,” are the largest members of the beaked whale family (Ziphiidae). Females Read more.
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)Read more.
Blue whales are baleen whales and are found worldwide. Blue whales in the Northern Hemisphere are generally smaller than those Read more.
Leopard Seal (Hydrurga leptonyx)Read more.
Adult male Leopard Seals are 2.8 to 3.3 m long and weigh up to 300 kg. Adult females are 2.9 Read more.
Gray’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon grayi)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon SPECIES: grayi TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or Read more.

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