sightings Sighting % Hauled Species (individuals) rate (1) out (n) Bearded seal 67 0.28 73 (49) Harp seal 15 0.06 47 (7) Hooded seal
12 0.05 50 (6) Ringed seal 213 0.89 6 (13) Unidentified seal 5 0.02 0 (0) Total 312 1.30 24 (75) (1) Sighting rates are based on the number of individuals seen per hour of observation effort TABLE 2.
All hooded seal
pups have notoriously fierce tempers.
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
. Other photos show Greenland seals in the natural environment, seals foraging, prey items, and predators, including killer whales, polar bears, and man.
The hooded seal
's blue-and-white coat is the world's most prized fur and the species has almost been hunted to extinction.
Female hooded seals
can grow to eight feet long and live for 32 years.
THE Irish Seal Sanctuary is preparing to release a rare Hooded Seal
back into the wild.
Now marine experts are travelling to Scotland to release the four-month-old hooded seal
back into the North Atlantic at Orkney.
T-Rex, a hooded seal
, was found washed up on Little Haven Beach on the Pembrokeshire coast.
The four-month-old 40kg hooded seal
landed on Little Haven beach in Pembrokeshire after swimming thousands of miles from the north Atlantic.
The hooded seal
, nicknamed T-Rex by rescuers, landed on a packed west Wales beach after swimming thousands of miles from his north Atlantic home.
Ron, a hooded seal
, is living on the garage floor of BDLMR premises near Wick, where he is being hosed down to keep him comfortable.
Animal courtship can range from the "normal" to the very "weird." Bonobos court each other, flamingoes form large flocks that perform synchronized moves on water, hippos spray their feces at a female using his tail and hooded seals
inflate their nasal septum to form huge red balls of air in front of their face to attract a mate.