Weddell seal moms sacrifice diving capacity to provide iron to pups; climate change could add vulnerability

A female Weddell seal lays on the ice with her pup in Antarctica. A new WHOI-led study shows that during lactation, female Weddell seals provide so much iron to their pups that the mothers then need to limit their own diving and underwater foraging capabilities. (All images were taken under permit NMFS 17411-03). Credit: Michelle … Read more