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Gray Seal


Scientific Name:
Halichoerus grypus
Length:
Males: 2.5-3.3 m (8.2-11 ft), Females: 1.6-2 m (5.2-6.6 ft)
Weight:
Males: 170-310 kg (370-680 lbs), Females: 100-190 kg (220-420 lbs)
Status:
good to go
Prey:
N/A

Physical characteristics

Their have a grey and brown coat scattered with small spots all throughout their body. Males have larger noses than females, and are also darker in color.

Behavioral characterization

Dive alone or in small groups to find food but live in large groups during mating and breeding seasons.

Distribution

Found in Iceland, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

Population size

290,000-300,000

Predators

N/A

Migration/Dispersal patterns

Breed from Canada to the Baltic Sea.

Social system/Group size

N/A

Major threats

N/A

Research efforts

N/A

Fun fact

Pups gain two-three pounds a day off their mothers milk for about three weeks.