The hunter's breath: on expedition with the Weddell seals of the Antarctic

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M. Evans and Co., 2004 - Nature - 276 pages
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In the tradition of Jane Goodall and Ernest Shackleton, biologist Terrie Williams and seven of her fellow scientists embark on an Antarctic expedition to study one the world's most mysterious creatures, the Weddell Seal. Hunting below the Antarctic ice at depths that would crush the lungs of SCUBA divers and freeze the tissues of most fish, the Weddell seal explores places that no human has seen or touched. Nonchalant and grinning, this seal is the ultimate extreme athlete and a mystery to marine biologists as it bends the rules of polar survival. As a top marine predator, the Weddell seal must stalk, capture, and kill its prey under water while holding their breath for more than an hour.

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an great book about Terrie in her expedition to antartica to studt Weddell Seals. I learned a lot about the seals reading this book Read full review


The Lords of Antarctica
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About the author (2004)

Williams is a Professor of Biology at the University of California-Santa Cruz. An avid tri-athlete, each September to December she trades in her running shoes and bike for bunny boots and snowmobiles in Antarctica.

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