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Description:

Seal, approximately 1.5 meters long. A brown-grey color with its summer coat. Long whiskers.

Habitat:

Harborfront in Longyearbyen in Svalbard Island. Bay in Svalbard's arctic archipelago. This bay stays relatively warm throughout the year due to the West Spitsbergen Current that carries warm water from the south. The bay at Longyearbyen stays ice free throughout the year.

Notes:

This could either be a Bearded Seal or a Harbor Seal, by my estimate.


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2 Comments

kfox
kfox 5 years ago

Thanks Xiaoxuan. How do you know? Did you find a resource I could look at?

XXD17
XXD17 5 years ago

Bearded seal


kfox
Spotted by
kfox

Longyearbyen, Norway

Lat: 78.22, Long: 15.63

Spotted on Jan 16, 2015
Submitted on Jan 16, 2015

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