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hooded seal

n.
A seal (Cystophora cristata) of northern seas having a grayish spotted coat, the male of which can inflate its flexible nasal cavity into a large black hood and can also inflate a nasal membrane into a red balloonlike structure. Also called bladdernose.
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hooded seal

n
(Animals) a large greyish earless seal, Cystophora cristata, of the N Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, having an inflatable hoodlike sac over the nasal region. Also called: bladdernose
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hood′ed seal′


n.
a large earless seal, Cystophora cristata: the male has a large, distensible, hoodlike sac on the head.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.hooded seal - medium-sized blackish-grey seal with large inflatable sac on the headhooded seal - 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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On the basis of their known circumpolar distribution, we anticipated encountering bearded seals, harp seals, hooded seals, and ringed seals.
Animal courtship can range from the "normal" to the very "weird." Bonobos court each other, flamingoes form large flocks that perform synchronized moves on water, hippos spray their feces at a female using his tail and hooded seals inflate their nasal septum to form huge red balls of air in front of their face to attract a mate.
To investigate why the same low levels don't make marine mammals such as hooded seals pass out, Folkow's team has been studying hooded seals that dive off the coast of Greenland.
The images were so inflammatory that Canada banned all hunting of whitecoats and bluebacks (otherwise known as hooded seals) in 1987.
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Belvin also lumps Labrador's six species of seals as 'seals' rather than identifying specific species exploited, such as, for example, harbour or hooded seals. Important here is that historically, the netting of harp seals twice annually was fundamental to European life on the lower north shore.
Others also at risk include ivory gulls, Pacific walruses, ringed and hooded seals and narwhals, small whales with long, spiral tusks.
A third of a million harp and hooded seals are clubbed to death each year in Canada.
More than a million wild harp and hooded seals have been slaughtered in Canada in just the last three years - and over 100,000 seal pups have suffered a similar fate in Russia.
A licence to hunt harp and hooded seals off eastern Canada costs $5 (pounds 2), while a permit to watch someone else kill seals costs $25 (pounds 10) and requires a background check by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
And in 1997, the Canadian government banned the killing of both white coat and young harp and hooded seals.