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seal at breathing hole it has made miles from anywhere
©Copyright P. Ward - picture taken 1985 / 86
What you see behind the seal is the same all around, I can only assume that there must have been an air of panic when this seal had to break its way through a few inches of ice from below to get a breath. By the time we came across it was quite calm and relaxed however and as disinterested in us as we were interested in it.
The hole itself caused us some consternation as if we approached it, the ice around it sank somewhat and the sea started to spill out over the ice, we'd have felt safer if it hadn't done that.
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|This picture is one of a collection assembled in
the 60th anniversary of Signy Island
Base: 60°43'S 045°36'W. Thank you to those who sent their treasured memories of their time in
Antarctica and allowed them to be made into a commemorative cd
and then placed here on the web.
weekend was 14-16 September 2007.
The reunion weekend was 14-16 September 2007.
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