Erignathus


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Feeding of the bearded seal Erignathus barbatus nauticus (Pallas) in the Bering Sea during the spring-summer period.
barbatus Erignathus barbatus Bearded seal Rangifer tarandus Caribou Ovibos moschatus Musk ox R.
Among the ice-associated (pagophilic) seals, ringed seals, Phoca hispida, occur in all of these ice types, bearded seals, Erignathus barbatus, typically occur in all but the shorefast ice, while ribbon seals, Phoca fasciata, and spotted seals are generally found only in the ice front from February to late April.