bearded seal


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bearded seal

n.
A large Arctic seal (Erignathus barbatus) having a gray to brown body with a small head and long whiskers.
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Noun1.bearded seal - medium-sized greyish to yellow seal with bristles each side of muzzlebearded seal - medium-sized greyish to yellow seal with bristles each side of muzzle; of the Arctic Ocean
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
Erignathus, genus Erignathus - bearded seals
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THIS bearded seal managed to make it to Ireland by a whisker.
Bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) calls were detected mainly during spring (mating period).
145) On December 10, 2010, NMFS proposed that (1) four subspecies of ringed seal be listed as threatened, (146) and (2) that two DPS of one subspecies of bearded seal be listed as threatened.
largha) Guadalupe fur seal 2 2 4 (Arctocephalus gazella) Bearded seal 4 4 0 (Erignathus barbatus) South American sea 0 1 1 lion (Otaria flavescens) Age group Pup, [less than 725 455 969 or equal to] 1 y of age Adult 55 189 229 Residential status ** Rescue/rehabilitation 661 626 1,071 Resident/other 119 17 127 No.
PROTECTOR Mike Hardy aboard the fisheries protection vessel the St Oswald at North Shields WELCOME VISITORS The Northumberland avocets and their newly hatched chicks SEA LIFE This bearded seal turned up on Beadnell beach in Northumberland
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.
Constructed of caribou or seal hide, with soles of bearded seal hide, they tended to be somewhat plain and utilitarian in design, affording protection from the freezing Arctic winters.
Polar bears are the most OHC-contaminated species in the Arctic, and those from East Greenland and Svalbard (Norway) carry the most contaminants because of their reliance on OHC-polluted blubber, mainly from ringed seal (Phoca hispida) and bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus), contaminated by OHCs originating from lower-latitude airborne pollution [Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) 2004; de March et al.
At the request of Alowa and others from Savoonga, ACAT tested plants and fish from the Northeast Cape, along with contaminants in reindeer, murre eggs, bearded seal and walrus and the blood of 60 islanders.
The bearded seal is believed to have strayed to Japan from the Bering Sea.
In a similar manner, hunters from Kivalina have seen polar bears scavenge walrus, bearded seal, and ringed seal carcasses along Cape Krusenstern's coastal lands.
At least one brief reference describes bearded seal meat being "sun dried and stored in pokes of seal oil" (Burch 1981:53).