Photo: Ancient Seal Remains Reveal Warmer Antarctica, Study Says



Young southern elephant seals stand in threatening positions during a form of play on Cormorant Island, Antarctica.

Frozen remains of seals from 1,000 to 2,000 years ago have been found in a barren region of the Antarctic coast, suggesting the area was once warm enough to support seal colonies.

Photograph by George F. Mobley/NGS


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