bearded seal

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  • Info The bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus), also called the square flipper seal, is a medium-sized pinniped that is found in and near to the Arctic Ocean. more...
  • The last named is also called the great bearded seal and sometimes the sealion. Cited from The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador, by Dillon Wallace
  • Bearded seals reach about in nose-to-tail length and from in weight.
  • After the bearded seal is killed, its fat is scraped off, then the skin is stretched to dry.
  • Bearded seals feed near the bottom of the bay and therefore are restricted to the shallow waters.
  • Sufficient puffins for a parka could be obtained in exchange for one bearded seal skin.
  • Natural predators of the bearded seal include polar bears, who rely on these seals as a major food source.
  • It is made from several Bearded Seal skins sewn together in a circle or square.
  • Boot soles were occasionally cut from old kayak covers that had been made from bearded seal skins.
  • Bearded seals, along with ringed seals, are a major food source for polar bears.
  • When contracted, the pupil is typically pear-shaped, although the bearded seal's is more diagonal.
  • Primarily benthic, bearded seals feed on a variety of small prey found along the ocean floor, including clams, squid, and fish.
  • Walrus or bearded seal intestines were considered better materials for rain parkas than the intestines of small seals.
  • The floating pieces of ice are the favorite haunt of bearded seals.
  • Its centerpiece is an open pool containing a group of bearded seals, Erignathus barbatus.
  • At their first summer access to the ocean, whaling crews hunt for oogruk, the bearded seal, for suitable skins.
  • Bearded seal pups are born with a greyish-brown natal fur with scattered patches of white on the back and head.
  • These animals are top predators and include polar bear, Arctic fox, bearded seal, and glaucous gull.
  • There have been isolated observations of walruses preying on seals up to the size of a bearded seal.
  • Like many Arctic mammals, bearded seals employs a reproductive strategy known as delayed implantation.
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