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Seal Conservation Society: The Pinnipeds
Phocid seals ... phocid and otariid characteristics. Pinnipeds around the world eat a wide variety of food, ranging from krill in the Southern Ocean through crustaceans and molluscs to fish and squid. Some leopard seals ...
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SCS: Harbour Seal (Phoca vitulina)
Wadden Sea, killing over 18,000 eastern Atlantic harbour seals. Most of the seals died from secondary infections, particularly bacterial pneumonia. The ... theory is that the virus was transmitted to harbour seals from harp seals. Most populations appear now to have recovered from the ... mother's body weight at birth, large compared to other phocid seals at 8-10%. Nursing of the pup, mostly on land ...
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The Pinnipeds
The Phocidae Phocid seals are sometimes referred to as `earless seals`, as they lack noticeable external ears, (although some grey seals may in fact grow small external ear pinnae ... seals have visible ruffled manes. The Odobenidae The odobenids are unusual, (as any picture will show), in the fact that although they form a separate family order, they share both phocid ...
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CRESLI seal page
Seals inhabiting icy regions have long sharp claws which dig into the ice to help them climb out of the water. TRUE SEALS (Phocidae) All seals native to Long Island are phocid seals! True seals include all of the five species found on Long Island in recent years: harbor, grey, ringed, hooded, and harp seals. True seals ...
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Pinnipeds: Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries
Three families of living pinnipeds are recognized: Phocidae (earless seals or true seals) Otaridae (eared or fur seals and sea lions) Odobenidae (walrus) Status of Pinniped Species ... Hooded Seal 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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SCS: Rescue and Rehabilitation
Australian fur seals, New Zealand fur seals and Southern elephant seals, also occasionally leopard seals, crabeater seals and Subantarctic fur seals. VIC: Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife ... aol.com, Web: http://www.sealrescue.org. Contact: Jeff Lederman (Director, E-mail: phocid@aol.com), Marielle Bonnet (Veterinarian, E-mail: mariellebonnet98@hotmail.com). A wildlife ...
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The Seal Serpent
Baikal Seals and Ringed Seals (phocids), give birth and raise their young in ice caves while the Mediterranean Monk Seal, (phocid ... Caribbean Monk Seal (phocid), is now thought to be extinct, while there are currently approximately 500 Mediterranean Monk Seals, 1500 Hawaiian Monk Seals and 2500 Guadalupe Fur Seals in existence. In ...
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Species
SEALS More About seals (pinnipeds): In New Jersey, the seals most commonly seen in and around our ... breeding season. Harp Seal, Greenland Seal, Saddleback Seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus) Harp Seals get their name from the dark harp-shaped pattern that ... gain weight 2.5 to 6 times faster than any other phocid pups. This is possible because milk is 60 percent fat and ...
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Caribbean Monk Seal (Monachus tropicalis) - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries
"West Indian" monk seal, is a phocid or true seal. It was last sighted in 1952 and is ... Adults were darker than the more paler and yellowish younger seals. Caribbean monk seals were also known to have algae growing on their pelage ... . Sightings of Caribbean monk seals are occasionally reported, but these are most likely harbor seals, harp seals, or hooded seals that have ventured a ...
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The Marine Mammal Center
The elephant seal is in the phocid, or true seal, family. It lacks external ear flaps and moves on land by ...
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