The photos show the key identification and descriptive features for the different seal species and include close-ups of all the various life stages of harp seals and hooded seals
The rare hooded seal
was found by tourists after being stranded on a Welsh beach.
Loss of polar ice habitat is causing a rapid decline in the numbers of ivory gull, Pacific walrus, ringed seal, hooded seal
, narwhal, and polar bear.
Sahara the hooded seal
was freed off Orkney last month after being rescued.
The blueback hooded seal
pup was found on a Wexford beach by Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals warden Andrew Quinn.
The podgy pup is the first Hooded Seal
ever to find its way into warm British waters but now she is pining for the ice-cold Arctic Ocean.
-- Adult males attain lengths from 8 to nearly 10 feet, can weigh between 660 and 880 pounds.
The IFAW want the UK government to ban the trade in ALL harp and hooded seal
Eleven of the samples matched harp seal DNA, and another was probably a hooded seal
Both the harp seal and hooded seal
are migratory seals, with a northern distribution in summer and a southern distribution in winter (Vibe, 1967).
Ingmar the hooded seal
, which is native to Greenland, was found malnourished at Dunnet Head, near Thurso, Caithness,last month.
One of the operation's most notable successes was recorded just last month, when Flubber, a rare hooded seal
found in a distressed condition off the Co Wexford coast in September, was freed in the Atlantic Ocean after being nursed back to health.
THE Irish Seal Sanctuary is preparing to release a rare Hooded Seal
back into the wild.
Cleo, an eight-month-old hooded seal
, will be released in the Atlantic off Scotland to swim 700 miles to her Arctic home.
T-Rex, a hooded seal
, was found washed up on Little Haven Beach on the Pembrokeshire coast.