harbor seal


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Synonyms for harbor seal

small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemisphere

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We calculated the molar ratio of THg to Se (THg:Se) and the ratio of THg to MeHg (THg:MeHg) for Harbor Seal adults and neonates from the present study.
Prior investigations of harbor seal diets in the Pacific Northwest have relied primarily on observational studies, stomach content analyses, and especially scat analyses (Scheffer and Slipp, 1944; Everitt et al.
Due to dietary generalism, the diets of the Harbor Seal populations in the northern CCLME are likely much more diverse and cross-regional than has been presented in individual papers that have focused on Harbor Seal diets in this region.
Other studies also have found that harbor seal counts are affected by environmental factors, but such factors can be site specific or might not be detected in a study because of the limited range of conditions under which surveys were conducted (e.
Meiklejohn (1994) reported that the small claws of harbor seal pups were common in wolf scats collected in Adams Inlet, a well-known terrestrial haulout site used by harbor seals.
Experimental infection of harbor seals induced clinical signs in as little as 24 hours and naturally infected seals were observed to have died just hours after feeding normally.
To understand differences in these properties between harbor seals and other marine mammals, we determined patterns of attachment for influenza virus strains known to have infected the respiratory tract of harbor seals, gray seals (Halichoerus grypus), harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), and bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).
Harbor seals have thick fur, can weigh tip to 136 kilograms (300 pounds), and can grow to be 1.
He proposes that these spry predators would first hunt the fat, docile harbor seals.
The New England multispecies sink gillnet fishery is responsible for the majority of the harbor seal incidental take in New England waters, with a mean average annual mortality of 934 seals from 1993 to 1997 (Waring et al.
Most conspicuously lacking from the harbor seal foreflipper are two major arteries, a superficial brachial artery and a radial artery, and their branches.
The mascots of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games -- three brindled brothers and sisters of harbor seals with the names "Vichuon, Barame, and Chumuro" -- put Asia in the spotlight.
Every spring, harbor seals give birth to pups on secluded Pacific beaches and reefs.
However, the troubled girl doesn't want any part of the plan, showing affection only for the harbor seals, which remind her of her "real mother".