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SCS: Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus)
Bearded seals have also been reported as hauling out and swimming in rivers that empty into Hudson Bay in Canada. Young bearded seals in Alaska may be found in open water, not associated with ice, in summer and autumn. When hauled out on an ice floe, bearded seals are characteristically seen at ...
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2007 IUCN Red List – Search
Ringed, bearded, and harp seals comprise the main food of polar bears and the blubber layer is preferentially eaten ... in both polar bears and their main prey (ringed and bearded seals) being directly exposed to oil. Another concern is that seals covered in oil may be a major source of oil to ...
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Polar Bear - Defenders of Wildlife
Lifespan 20 - 25 years Diet Staples Almost exclusively feed on ringed seals and to a lesser extent bearded sealsAlso eat walrus, beluga whale and bowhead whale carcasses, birds, vegetation and kelp ... warming, which is melting the Arctic sea ice where polar bears hunt for ringed and bearded seals, their primary food source. In May 2006, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature ...
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Polar bear control and management, Ursus arctos
Ringed seals (Phoca hispida) and sometimes bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus) maintain their breathing holes from freezeup in the fall to ... on ringed seals and to a lesser degree on bearded seals. About half of the ringed seals killed during the spring and early summer are the young of the year. These young seals are up ...
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2007 IUCN Red List – Search
Ringed, bearded, and harp seals comprise the main food of polar bears and the blubber layer is preferentially eaten ... in both polar bears and their main prey (ringed and bearded seals) being directly exposed to oil. Another concern is that seals covered in oil may be a major source of oil to ...
iucnredlist.org


Marine Vertebrates - MarineBio.org
The five most common groups of marine mammals include the pinnipeds (sea lions, seals, walruses, and fur seals), carnivoras (polar bears and sea otters), cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), and ... ice, islands, coastlines and in the water. These amazing predators often feed on ringed or bearded seals. The skin of polar bears is black and the fur is actually clear. They appear ...
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Adventure Travel 2006 - Northern Trips @ National Geographic Adventure Magazine
Zodiac excursions to see polar bears, walrus, and bearded seals and for a visit to the remote scientific station of Ny ålesund, home of ...
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Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus) - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries
Bearded seals are extremely vocal and males' songs can be heard for up to 12 miles. Little is known about the mating and breeding rituals of bearded seals. Females ... bearded seals. Bycatch in commercial fishing gear, such as commercial trawls, may occur, but mortality incidental to fishing is very low. In Russia, these seals are hunted commercially. Conservation Efforts Bearded seals ...
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STW - Polar Bears
Some believe that native people of the Arctic learned to hunt seals by watching the bear ...
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Pinnipeds: Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries
(E = "endangered"; T = "threatened"; C = "candidate"; D = "depleted"; F = "foreign") Species Status bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) C Caribbean monk seal (Monachus tropicalis) E/D Guadalupe fur ... Northern Elephant Seal More About Pinnipeds Phocid seals include elephant seals, several ice seals, monk seals, and harbor seals. All of these seals have rear flippers that point backwards, and ...
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