Pagophilus groenlandicus


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Related to Pagophilus groenlandicus: harp seal
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Noun1.Pagophilus groenlandicus - common Arctic sealPagophilus groenlandicus - common Arctic seal; the young are all white
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 international scene, the alliance of Greenpeace, RSPCA, television and Brigitte Bardot in the 1970s took up the photogenic cause of harp seal Pagophilus groenlandicus pups bludgeoned to death by Norwegians on the Canadian pack-ice.
Some seal bones had been obtained in sinking a shaft for a pit in the Grangemouth coal-field in 1868, and for some time there was doubt whether the specimen was not possibly a young individual of Pagophilus groenlandicus [the harp seal] as affinity with any other known species of seal was most conclusively negative.
Role of predation by harp seals Pagophilus groenlandicus in the collapse and non-recovery of northern Gulf of St.