harp seal


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harp seal

n.
A seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus syn. Phoca groenlandica) of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans that is commercially hunted, primarily for its pelt.

[From the shape of the markings on its shoulders and sides.]

harp seal

n
(Animals) a brownish-grey earless seal, Pagophilus groenlandicus, of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans

harp′ seal`


n.
a N Atlantic earless seal, Pagophilus groenlandicus.
[1775–85; so called from the harp-shaped markings on their backs]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harp seal - common Arctic sealharp seal - 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
Translations
tuleň grónský
Sattelrobbe
grönlanninhylje
phoque du Groenland
grönlandi fóka
vöðuselur
タテゴトアザラシ
grenlandinis ruonis
tadelrob
grønlandssel
foka grenlandzka
grönlandssäl
แมวน้ำลายพิณ
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It looks like a harp seal, but aren't they usually found in the Arctic Ocean or North Atlantic?
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The range of rehabilitation robots also includes Aibo, the pet dog robot, and Paro, a robotic baby harp seal that delivers emotional responses, producing similar effects to those found in animal therapy.
The adventures of Phred the toad, Elvis a Harp Seal, crabs Flim and Flam all are amusing, entertaining and just plain fun to read.
He seeks out an old friend, Creamy, a harp seal living in a zoo in California, to help him understand his changing world.
headquarters in Itasca, Illinois, has created a robotic harp seal called Paro that memorizes a person's voice and will turn to look at them when they speak.
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Harp seal pups are abandoned on beaches at birth, and 30% don't survive.
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