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NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Killer Whale and Weddell Seal

Caption: A killer whale "spy-hops" to identify a Weddell seal resting on an ice floe off the western Antarctic Peninsula. The whale will notify other killer whales in the area so they can coordinate a wave to wash the seal off the floe.

Credit: Robert Pitman/NOAA

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Related news release: NOAA scientists find killer whales in Antarctic waters prefer weddell seals over other prey

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