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Ringed seal (Pusa hispida) discovered by Marcel Roy (#772)

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Observed: May 31, 2012 @ 7:00 PM
Posted on: June 1, 2012 @ 5:54 AM (diff: 1 days)
Comments:
RINGED SEAL - The most common and widely distributed seals in the Arctic, ringed seals make their home throughout the Northern Hemisphere’s circumpolar oceans, where they feed on polar and arctic cod and a variety of planktonic crustaceans. Different populations have different names and some variation in behavior and appearance. But ringed seals—the smallest seal species—get their name from the light-colored circular patterns that appear on their darker gray backs. Some of these markings are so dense, in fact, that they take on the look of splattered paint.

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