Cute Killers? Gray Seals Maul, Suffocate Seals and Porpoises, Studies Say
It seemed a heart-warming sight: two seals apparently frolicking in the sea before slipping below the waves. Then an ominous sheet of red unfurled across the waves. When the pair resurfaced, the bigger seal was skinning and eating its companion.
"We thought they were playing," says marine biologist Sebastian Fuhrmann. "It looked really cute, but in just a few seconds, it was over."