Bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus)
Hi everyone, these are some facts about Bearded seals:
-Bearded seals are greyish white with some brown.
-If they are stuck under ice they will ram their head into the ice to make breathing holes.
-Bearded seals lay on the edge of the ice looking downward into water so they can get away from a predator if one approaches.
-Bearded seals are obviously named after their long whiskers that form a beard!:D But what are those long sensitive whiskers used for? They are used for finding food at the bottom of the ocean floor!
-The female Bearded seal is bigger than the male.
-A week after the Bearded seal pups are born they can dive to a depth of 200 feet!
– How are they recognized? Well thats a easy one right?? Their WHISKERS! But that’s not all! They are also easily recognized for their huge body!!
-What do they eat? They eat shrimp, crab, clam, and fish. That makes sense! They do live in the ocean!!:D
-They are 6.5-7 feet.
-They can weigh up to 700 pounds! But they usually only weigh 400-500 pounds. Still that’s a lot!
-They live up to 31 years! Imagine having one of them for a pet!:D
There is this show that my family and I watch. It’s called Whisker Wars. People compete trying to have the best beard or mustache. And I am pretty sure that the bearded seals would win!!:D
Here is a link to a site. In the beginning it makes the sound that a Bearded seal makes. Please watch if you want to.