This may look very gory,
but it was the best way of getting food for sled dogs in Antarctica.
Crabeater Seals are very numerous, estimates are difficult
to arrive at as they cover huge regions of Antarctica at a generally
very low population density, there are around 15 million of
them - every other seal in the world is a crabeater seal.
Because they are so widely and
thinly distributed, crabeaters were never targeted by sealers
unlike other seals that come together in large dense groups
during the breeding season.
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