common seal

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Related to common seals: harbor seal, Phoca vitulina

common seal

common seal

n
(Law) the official seal of a corporate body
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Noun1.common seal - small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemispherecommon seal - small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemisphere
earless seal, hair seal, true seal - any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers
genus Phoca, Phoca - type genus of the Phocidae: earless seals
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Greys are generally more abundant than common seals, preferring rocky wave-pounded coasts to the calmer inshore waters.
It is also the only regularly breeding colony of common seals on the North-east coast of England can often be seen basking on the mudflats of Greatham Creek during the summer.
Thus, common seals, such as envelope gaskets or filled PTFE gaskets, attempt to overcome these weaknesses by incorporating compressible materials and or fillers.
The coastal environment at Noss Head supports a diverse range of species and is a popular haul-out area for both grey and common seals.
There has been a large increase in the grey numbers while the common seals have not done so well.
There are 33 breeds of seal around the world, two of which live in Britain; grey seals and common seals.
But spotting the more common seals would have to wait until later in our trip.
A Kayaking with grey and common seals at Llandudno Little Orme and Rhos on sea.
Red deer, otters and common seals share the shores of this wild loch with just 2,000 people as well as a wealth of diving and wading birds including beautiful red-throated divers and the magnificent sea eagle.