Crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophagus)
Crabeater seals don’t eat crabs, but they do feast on floating shrimp-like crustaceans called krill. Waterproof hair and insulating fat, called blubber, help crabeater seals stay warm in the frigid waters. To avoid predators, such as killer whales and leopard seals, they escape on floating pieces of ice, called floes. While these seals are expert swimmers, their flippers aren’t strong enough to support their bodies on land. Instead, they wiggle and roll their way around.