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Introducing the Six Species of Arctic Seal

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There are six species of seal that live in the Arctic region of the world: harp seals, hooded seals, bearded seals, ringed seals, spotted seals and ribbon seals. There are similarities and differences between the various species, but all have more threats from pollution and predators than seals in the Antarctic.

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Introducing the Six Species of Arctic Seal

  1. 1. Introducing the OF ARCTIC SEAL VICTOR OLERSKIY Member of the Board of Directors at Russian Fishery LLC Six Species
  2. 2. Victor Olerskiy Body Shape One area where all six spe- cies are similar is body shape. Arctic seals of all species have a large and squat body shape with two front flippers, which tapers down to the rear hind flippers. The differ- ences can be seen in terms of size and colouring. Harp Seal Spotted Seals There are six species of seal that live in the Arctic region of the world: harp seals, hooded seals, bearded seals, ringed seals, spotted seals and ribbon seals. There are similarities and differences between the various species, but all have more threats from pollution and predators than seals in the Antarctic.
  3. 3. Victor Olerskiy Food Arctic seals hunt for a wide variety of marine creatures, including many different fish, marine invertebrates, mol- luscs, squid and crustaceans. Their main diet depends on the abundance of each food source in their environment. Overfishing has limited certain food sources such as cod. Threats The main threats facing Arc- tic seals today are predators, which include humans hunt- ing for meat and fur as well as natural predators such as sharks, orcas and polar bears. Ribbon Seal Ringed Seals "The Russian Fishery Company has recently provided funding for a new conservation and treatment centre for Arctic seals.
  4. 4. Victor Olerskiy You can read more about this by visiting the blog of Victor Olerskiy. Hooded seal

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