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Southern (Antarctic) Ocean animal life

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Some of the animal life found in the Southern Ocean (aka Antarctic Ocean) includes:

Fur seals are the smallest seals and closely related to dogs and sea lions, able to walk on all fours.
Sei whales (pronounced "say" or "sigh") are members of the baleen whale family and are considered one of the "great
Blue whales are baleen whales and are found worldwide. Blue whales in the Northern Hemisphere are generally smaller than those
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Lagenorhynchus SPECIES: cruciger TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or
Crabeater seals are the most numerous of the world's seals.  There are millions of crabeater seals.  After the pups are
Adult male Leopard Seals are 2.8 to 3.3 m long and weigh up to 300 kg. Adult females are 2.9
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Lissodelphis SPECIES: peronii TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Hyperoodon SPECIES: planifrons TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or
Killer whales most widely distributed marine mammals, found in all parts of the oceans; most abundant in colder waters, including
Weddell seals are found near the fast ice of the Antarctic continent, and some nearby islands.  The Weddell seals do
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Neobalaenidae GENUS: Caperea SPECIES: marginata TOOTHED or  BALEEN: baleen FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or BRACKISH:
The subantarctic fur seal is a small, carnivorous marine mammal. This species is sexually dimorphic, with adult males being up
They are slightly smaller on average than leopard and crabeater seals, reaching about 3 metres and 200 kg. Their coat
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Phocenidae GENUS: Phocoena SPECIES: dioptrica TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or
    The Antarctic Minke Whale is more robust than the other large rorquals (large baleen whales). The rostrum of
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon SPECIES: grayi TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or
Southern elephant seals are named after the large proboscis (nose) of the adult males, which is used to make loud
Southern right whales are large "baleen" whales. Adults are generally between 45 and 55 feet (12.5-15.5 m) in length and can
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon SPECIES: layardii TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or
Minke whales are members of the baleen whale family and are the smallest of the "great whales" rorquals. The taxonomy
Fin whales are the second-largest species of whale, with a maximum length of about 75 feet (22 m) in the Northern Hemisphere,
  Baird's beaked whales, sometimes called "giant bottlenose whales," are the largest members of the beaked whale family (Ziphiidae). Females

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