Ways to Avoid a Leopard Seal

Photos from UAB in Antarctica group on Flickr, related to this post
By Home Base
Posted on 04/02/07
The students in Dee Hellmers' Second Grade Classs posted these ideas for the team in a recent post. They are so good we thought they deserved to be a post of their own. 
1. Wear a leopard seal costume over your dive suit so a leopard seal will ignore you.
2. Disguise yourself by wrapping in seaweed.
3. One diver should always wear a killer whale suit.
4. Record sounds a killer whale makes. Play these underwater to keep away leopard seals.
5. Wear very stretchy dive suits. If a leopard seal comes too close, inflate lots of air so you look like a giant ball and float to the top real fast.
6. Use six-foot flippers so you look taller than the leopard seal.
7. Take along some inflatable penguins. Release them to distract the leopard seal.
8. Find a friendly leopard seal. Train it to be your bodyguard while diving.
9. Take peanut butter along on a dive. Stick some into the leopard seal’s mouth if it comes too close.
10. Take a bucket of fish along and feed the seals so you won’t be lunch!
Stay Safe! Dee Hellmers’ Second Graders at Hall-Kent School



  1. Re: Ways to Avoid a Leopard Seal
    Posted by Gil Koplovitz on 04/05/07

    Those are hilarious!

  2. Re: Ways to Avoid a Leopard Seal
    Posted by Sharron Parker on 04/06/07

    My class of second graders enjoyed reading all of the ideas for avoiding a leopard seal. They were very creative. We like all the pictures from Antarctica. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Posted by Chuck on 04/06/07
      Thank you! And thanks to you and your class for following us.
  3. Re: Ways to Avoid a Leopard Seal
    Posted by ISHMAIL JOHNSON on 04/25/07


    1. Posted by Chuck on 04/25/07
      If it worked, it would be priceless! 8^)

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