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Two crab-eater seals on the ice, Weddell Sea

Historic Photographs

Object details:

Object ID P17
Description Two crab-eater seals lying on the ice. Scars can be seen on the side of the furthest seal, possibly from killer whales. Both seals were later killed and added to the stock of fresh meat for the men and dogs.
Date made circa February 1915

Artist/Maker Hurley, James Francis
Place made Weddell Sea
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials Gelatine dry plate
Measurements Overall: 84 mm x 108 mm
  • Two crab-eater seals on the ice, Weddell Sea (P17)
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