Cystophora cristata


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Noun1.Cystophora cristata - medium-sized blackish-grey seal with large inflatable sac on the headCystophora cristata - medium-sized blackish-grey seal with large inflatable sac on the head; of Arctic and northern Atlantic waters
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
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Diving behaviour of hooded seals (Cystophora cristata) in the Greenland and Norwegian Seas.
For species represented by a preponderance of small individuals, each stranded animal was assigned a maturity state on the basis of length relative to published length estimates: humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) (Rice, 1963), common minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata; hereafter 'minke whales') (Boyd et al., 1999), harbor porpoises (Read and Gaskin, 1990; Lockyer, 1995), harbor seals (Boulva and McLaren, 1979), hooded seals (Cystophora cristata) (Reeves et al., 1992), gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) (Bonner, 1981), and harp seals (Pagophilus groenlandicus) (Reeves et al., 1992; Hammill et al., 1995).
Serological investigation of virus infections in harp seals (Phoca groenlandica) and hooded seals (Cystophora cristata).
The ringed seal (Phoca hispida), harp seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus), hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) and the gray seal (Halichoerus grypus) are stragglers to the area whilst the walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) has occasionally been recorded.
The interaction between offshore cod trawlers and harp seals, Phoca groenlandica, and hooded seals, Cystophora cristata, off Newfoundland, Canada.