2003_7_leopardseal.jpgIn a scene reminiscent of a bad Simpsons episode, Kirsty Brown, scientist, was killed by a leopard seal last week while diving off the coast of Antarctica for her research on the effects of icebergs on the marine life of the seafloor. Leopard seals are among the top predators of the Antarctic, eating penguins and even other seals as well as smaller prey. However, they are not normally known to attack humans.