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Figure 5 plots femur shaft depth against shaft breadth for harp seals (after Stora 2002) at the Gressbakken site.
An adult harp seal is about two meters, or six has many centimeters, or several inches of blubber, and weighs up to 180 kilograms, or 500 pounds.
Harp seals are sometimes called saddleback seals because of the dark, saddle-like marking on the back and sides of their light yellow or grey bodies.
Wildlife lovers may equate it to the bludgeoning of baby harp seals for their fur.
Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has taken up the cause of opposing the hunt of harp seals on Canada's Atlantic coast.
On our snowmobile excursion out onto the ice of Hudson Bay, harp seals were basking in the sun, ready to slide into holes in the ice if danger appeared.
If this actually goes through, which will take a few years and a few billion dollars of Hillier's war-making money to implement, we'll apparently be seeing armed icebreakers in hot pursuit of American nuclear submarines, and a reconstituted airborne regiment parachuting onto unsuspecting harp seals.
Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans says there are an estimated five million harp seals, nearly the highest level ever recorded and almost triple what it was in the 1970s
The hunt off the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador received international attention beginning in the 1960s,and bloody television images of baby harp seals being clubbed to death led to bans on white seal fur and boycotts of Canadian fish products in many European markets.
It's just so no real harp seals go out and buy guns to reek revenge on the fashion industry, " says Gilbey.
Harp seals eat small fish--such as cod, anchovy, and smelt--and crustaceans, including crab and shrimp.
That's the rule followed by the Canadian government, which this year authorized the killing of a quarter-million harp seals, whose burgeoning population could be having an effect on depleted stocks of Atlantic cod, their favorite food.
It is for the tourists that the young men suck the brains of harp seals out through the seal's nostrils and blow them out again through their own.
Indeed, at least 50 of the papers presented last October at the Ecological Effects of Arctic Airborne Contaminants meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland, dealt with the accumulation of such organochlorines in water and soil and throughout the food chain- from lichens, mosses, fish, and waterfowl to caribou, whales, and newborn harp seals.
Two more chapters assess the harvest of the Pribilof Islands fur seals and the harp seals in Newfoundland.