A Weddell seal orchestra

Seals, ice, and a tidal crack. Photo from 2012.

Have you ever wondered what a Weddell seal sounds like?? Get ready to be astounded! Here is your meditation opportunity for the day: take 3 minutes from your busy day, close your eyes, imagine you are in a land of cold and ice, now, drop down below the ice into the water, and press play:

Recordings obtained under NMFS permit 1032-1917

This is a collection of coalesced recordings from 2010. While they don't necessarily represent what one might hear in a 3 min span under the water (it can get pretty noisy under there though!), they do give you an idea of the diversity of sounds made by the seals.