Harp Seals (Phoca Groenlandica) Drew Mainprize Gr. 6 Fessenden
Scientific Classification  <ul><li>Kingdom: Animalia </li></ul><ul><li>Phylum: Chordata </li></ul><ul><li>Class: Mammalia ...
Appearance <ul><li>Dark saddle-like marking on back and sides </li></ul><ul><li>Light yellow or grey bodies </li></ul><ul>...
Habitat <ul><li>Likes to swim in North Atlantic and Arctic oceans </li></ul><ul><li>Returns each year to Newfoundland, the...
Life Cycle <ul><li>1 st : Egg </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd : At birth has yellow-white coat </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd : After three...
Diet <ul><li>They are Carnivores </li></ul><ul><li>Eats fish and crustaceans </li></ul>
Predators <ul><li>Hunters </li></ul><ul><li>Sharks </li></ul><ul><li>Orcas </li></ul><ul><li>Polar Bears </li></ul>
How the Harp Seal contributes to the diversity of life <ul><li>Harp Seals contribute to the diversity of life by eating fi...
How Humans Impact Harp Seals <ul><li>Hunting for baby’s fur </li></ul><ul><li>Hunt for food </li></ul><ul><li>Largest slau...
How can we protect Harp Seals <ul><li>Stop Seal hunting (make it illegal) </li></ul><ul><li>Not sell baby Harp Seal fur </...
Other Interesting Facts <ul><li>Harp Seals can stay above water for up to 15 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Can weigh up to 300...
References <ul><li>wikipedia.org </li></ul><ul><li>nationalgeographic.com </li></ul><ul><li>google.ca/images </li></ul><ul...
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    1. 1. Harp Seals (Phoca Groenlandica) Drew Mainprize Gr. 6 Fessenden
    2. 2. Scientific Classification <ul><li>Kingdom: Animalia </li></ul><ul><li>Phylum: Chordata </li></ul><ul><li>Class: Mammalia </li></ul><ul><li>Order: Carnivora </li></ul><ul><li>Family: Phocidae </li></ul><ul><li>Genus and Species: Phoca Groenlandica </li></ul>
    3. 3. Appearance <ul><li>Dark saddle-like marking on back and sides </li></ul><ul><li>Light yellow or grey bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Black face </li></ul><ul><li>Silvery-grey body </li></ul><ul><li>Dark, black eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Baby has a yellow-white coat </li></ul>
    4. 4. Habitat <ul><li>Likes to swim in North Atlantic and Arctic oceans </li></ul><ul><li>Returns each year to Newfoundland, the Greenland Sea and the White Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn't go on land very often </li></ul>
    5. 5. Life Cycle <ul><li>1 st : Egg </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd : At birth has yellow-white coat </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd : After three days the coat turns white and stays white for about 12 days </li></ul><ul><li>4 th : Grows to be 5.25- 6.25 feet </li></ul><ul><li>5 th : They live for about 20 years </li></ul>
    6. 6. Diet <ul><li>They are Carnivores </li></ul><ul><li>Eats fish and crustaceans </li></ul>
    7. 7. Predators <ul><li>Hunters </li></ul><ul><li>Sharks </li></ul><ul><li>Orcas </li></ul><ul><li>Polar Bears </li></ul>
    8. 8. How the Harp Seal contributes to the diversity of life <ul><li>Harp Seals contribute to the diversity of life by eating fish and crustaceans in the Arctic so they don’t overpopulate </li></ul>
    9. 9. How Humans Impact Harp Seals <ul><li>Hunting for baby’s fur </li></ul><ul><li>Hunt for food </li></ul><ul><li>Largest slaughter of marine animals </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian government gives permission to hunt hundreds of thousands of Baby Harp Seals </li></ul>
    10. 10. How can we protect Harp Seals <ul><li>Stop Seal hunting (make it illegal) </li></ul><ul><li>Not sell baby Harp Seal fur </li></ul><ul><li>Stop global warming </li></ul>
    11. 11. Other Interesting Facts <ul><li>Harp Seals can stay above water for up to 15 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Can weigh up to 300 to 400 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Like other seals they are noisy  </li></ul><ul><li>Can live up to 30 years in the wild </li></ul><ul><li>95% of hunted Harp Seals are under 3 months of age </li></ul>
    12. 12. References <ul><li>wikipedia.org </li></ul><ul><li>nationalgeographic.com </li></ul><ul><li>google.ca/images </li></ul><ul><li>google.ca </li></ul>
    13. 13. Thanks For Watching!

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