Harp seals are not an endangered species, according to Scientific American. However, scientists and colleagues at Duke University and the International Wildlife Fund have determine...
The harp seal (Phoca groenlandica, also named Pagophilus groenlandicus), is a marine mammal of the family Phocidae that is found in the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. They are separated into three populations that breed in...
The harp seal or saddleback seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus) is a species of
earless seal native to the northernmost Atlantic Ocean and parts of the Arctic ...
Harp seals spend relatively little time on land and prefer to swim in the North
Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. These sleek swimmers cruise the chilly waters and
After 2-4 weeks, the pup molts this white fur and grows a silvery gray coat with dark spots, which eventually turns into an adult coat which is silvery gray with the characteristic darker "harp
" shape. The harp seal
is listed as of "least concern" on the IUCN Red List ... More »
Facts about seals. Seals are pinnipeds. Harp seals are the victims of the largest
slaughter of marine mammals in the world: the Canadian seal hunt. Learn about
Harp seals are the victims of the largest slaughter of marine mammals in the
world: the Canadian seal hunt. This annual massacre takes the lives of hundreds
Although harp seals live in the Arctic, they are born with no protective fat. As pups
, their white coats absorb sunlight, and their fur traps heat, keeping the pups ...
Harp Seal. (Pagophilus groenlandicus). Size: There is little difference in size
between male and female harp seals. Males will reach a maximum length of 6'3''
Adult harp seals grow to be approximately 5 to 6 feet long and 300 to 400 pounds
. - All three populations are hunted commercially. -When a harp seal pup eats, ...