Contact: Jim Milbury
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Caption: A Killer Whale circles an ice floe with a resting Weddell seal off the western Antarctic Peninsula. Researchers found the killer whales hunting in pack ice (pack ice killer whales) preferred Weddell seals to all other available prey.
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