Sometimes they'd be on bits of ice barely large enough to support them.
They make a nap on ice look lovely.
They seemed to like to lie together, but not piled on each other, not quite touching. Not in elephant seal heaps. My colleague Terri Nelson remarks on their “stoned smiles.”
Crabbies are pointy-snouted individuals, with long soft-looking flippers like suede opera gloves.
In early January, crabbies suddenly appeared in the area in large numbers. One day the bird researchers, going from islet to islet surveying bird populations, kept rough track, and saw 450-500 crabbies lying around.
Crabbies don't spend all their time dozing and stretching. It's hard to be sure in this video snippet taken at a distance from a moving Zodiac, but I think these are crabeater seals traveling at a medium rate of speed.
Yet I think their best talent might be the sleeping.