Jan 30, - Explore Eileen Kight's board "harp seal pup", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about seal pup, harp seal, harp seal pup pins. An adult Harp seal may reach kg ( lbs) and meters ( feet) during its year expected lifespan. Harp seals can occur in very large groups and are often seen on our trips. 2. Hooded Seal – Hooded seals can live up to 35 years in their natural habitat, and they are characterized by their silver-gray coats and black heads. These.
harp seal or saddleback seal -pagophilus groenlandicus, phoca groenlandica-, adult female with pup on pack ice, magdalen islands, gulf of saint lawrence, quebec, canada - harp seal stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images. The above picture is an adult harp seal (in Kingston last week). Adam talked a lot about this species in his post here. As he mentioned, they are named for the so called harp shape on their back. The adults are pretty distinct with this harp or wishbone pattern and black face.
Also, adult harp seals develop a black head and may have black markings where the hind flippers meet the body of the seal. Some harp seals retain their spotted pelage (“spotted harps”). Of the seals that retain their spots, some have dark gray streaks, creating a completely gray pelage (“sooty harps”). Harp seal, (Pagophilus, or Phoca, groenlandica), also called saddleback, medium-sized, grayish earless seal possessing a black harp-shaped or saddle-shaped marking on its back. Harp seals are found on or near ice floes from the Kara Sea of Russia west to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in bottomed.xyz harp seal is both the best-known and among the most abundant of all seal species.