Definition of crabeater seal in English:

crabeater seal

Line breaks: crab|eater seal
Pronunciation: /ˈkrabiːtə


  • A slender grey Antarctic seal which lives on the pack ice, feeding mainly on krill.
    • Lobodon carcinophagus, family Phocidae
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    • A school of crabeater seals surfs the turquoise surge around the base of a grounded iceberg.
    • After the summer moult, the crabeater seal is dark brown dorsally and grades to blonde ventrally.
    • Waterproof hair and insulating fat, called blubber, help crabeater seals stay warm in the frigid waters.

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