ringed seal


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Related to ringed seal: Ribbon Seal, bearded seal

ringed seal

n.
An Arctic seal (Pusa hispida syn. Phoca hispida) having pale ring-shaped markings on the sides and back.
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Variations in weather and ice conditions have a significant influence on ringed seal behaviour and may alter the timing of peak haul-out from year to year.
A separate study by scientists led by Eric Post, a biologist at Penn State University, has found that while some Arctic species, such as the ringed seal and caribou, are already suffering from warming temperatures, others, such as the red fox and winter moth, are moving into areas that were previously too cold for them.
Although the distribution, reproduction, and biology of the ringed seal (Pusa hispida) in the western Canadian Arctic have been the subject of scientific study for four decades (Stirling et al.
Once widespread in Finland, the Saim ringed seal (Phoca hispida saimensis) is now found only in the Saim fragmented freshwater lake complex.
On December 3, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed listing four subspecies of ringed seal and two populations of bearded seal as threatened because of shrinking ice.
Loss of polar ice habitat is causing a rapid decline in the numbers of ivory gull, Pacific walrus, ringed seal, hooded seal, narwhal, and polar bear.
Variation in Indices of Ringed Seal Density and Abundance in Western Hudson Bay Determined from Aerial Surveys, 1995 to 2013.
What impact changing climate will have on ringed seal numbers is hard to quantify.
The Norse wasted away among riches, choosing--for reasons that remain mystifying--not to fish the Arctic waters or hunt for ringed seal and whale.
Longer ice-free seasons resulting from a warming Arctic may therefore result in higher mercury levels in ringed seal populations as well as their predators (polar bears and humans).
Polar bears are almost exclusively meat-eaters; their diet consists mostly of marine animals such as the ringed seal, bearded seal and the occasional walrus pup.