1 post tagged phocidae

10th April 2012
Earless SEALSOrder CarnivoraSuperfamily PinnipediaFamily Phocidae
• Ear holes (no external ear flaps)• Cannot rotate hind flippers forward to walk (so they galumph)• Swim with hind flippers• Little sexual dimorphism• Near-shore coastal waters• Can dive to 1500 ft for 40 minutes• Hunted for skin, meat, blubber• Communicate via grunting and fin slapping• Size: 5 - 6 ft, 300 lbs• Lifespan: 25 - 30 years• Birth rate: 1 pup per year per female
(Pictured is a Leopard Seal)

Earless SEALS
Order Carnivora
Superfamily Pinnipedia
Family Phocidae

• Ear holes (no external ear flaps)
• Cannot rotate hind flippers forward to walk (so they galumph)
• Swim with hind flippers
• Little sexual dimorphism
• Near-shore coastal waters
• Can dive to 1500 ft for 40 minutes
• Hunted for skin, meat, blubber
• Communicate via grunting and fin slapping
• Size: 5 - 6 ft, 300 lbs
• Lifespan: 25 - 30 years
• Birth rate: 1 pup per year per female

(Pictured is a Leopard Seal)


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