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Sable Island Introduction 13
Sable Island Introduction 13 Harbour Seal Phoca vitulina mother and pup. May-June is the pupping season for Harbour Seals.

Sable Island Introduction 14
Sable Island Introduction 14 Grey Seals Halichoerus grypus. Grey Seals greatly outnumber Harbour Seals on Sable Island. During December through February Grey Seals give birth to pups and mate. More from this site

Our Stolen Future: Exposure is ubiquitous
North Sea and the Wadden Sea. PBDE levels in dolphins and seals indicate that ongoing industrial production ... presence of PBBs and PBDEs in sperm whales, the high levels of particularly PBDEs in seals and dolphins, and the on-going industrial production of these compounds suggest that an environmental ...

Seal Conservation Society: 1997 News Digest
West African mass mortality. It was a morbillivirus, phocine distemper virus (PDV), which was the cause of the epizootic which killed 20,000 seals, mainly harbour seals, in Northern Europe in 1988. (16 September 1997) Shrinking sea ice threatens Arctic seals - Scientists have warned that rising sea ...

SCS: Harbour Seal (Phoca vitulina)
Harbour seals can become entangled and ... harbour seals reach sexual maturity at 5-6 years of age, females earlier at 2-5 years. Harbour seals have sometimes been known to dive over 500m and for periods over 25 minutes. Male harbour seals ... More from this site

Sable Island Marine Mammals
Five seal species occur on Sable Island: grey Halichoerus grypus; harbour Phoca vitulina; harp Phoca groenlandica; hooded Cystophora cristata; and ringed Phoca hispida. Two of these - grey and harbour seals - breed on the Island, and ...

Shark Predation on Sable Island seals
Mass mortality of young harp seals. Wildlife Health Centre Newsletter 5 (2): 4-5. Lucas, Z. & W.T. Stobo. 2000. Shark-inflicted mortality on a population of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) at Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Journal of Zoology, London 252: 405-414. Lucas, Z. & P-.Y. Daoust. 2002. Large increases of harp seals (Phoca groenlandica) and hooded seals ( ... More from this site

SCS: Rescue and Rehabilitation
Pas-de-Calais coastline, principally harbour seals, but also grey seals, on rare occasions hooded seals, and once a ringed seal. Rescued 5 harbour and 2 grey seals during 1999, 2 harbour and 1 grey seal during 2000. Seals ...

SIPT - About the Island
Also living on Sable Island is the largest congregation of breeding Grey Seals and a small resident population of Harbour Seals. There has been a continuous human presence on Sable Island since 1801 ...

Seals and Cod
My arguments in defense of seals: Charge #1. Seals are eating too many fish, specifically cod in Atlantic Canada. It seems intuitive ... And: Trust the Seals, Fear the Microbes... a position statement against the Canadian harp seal hunt, added March, 2005) Grey Seal Conservation Society (GSCS) Abandoned, starving, newborn harbour seal pup, Nova ...

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