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Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus)

Posted on Feb 26, 2011 by in Carnivores | 2 comments

Halichoerus grypus

Number 0349

The gray seal lives in the north Atlantic, separated into three isolated populations. The seal’s scientific name, Halichoerus grypus, means “hooked-nose sea pig,” and refers to the male gray seal’s distinctively long nose. (The one I drew is a female. Sorry.) This seal’s numbers are increasing throughout its range—yay!


  1. Hooked-nose sea pig = awesome name.

    Glad to see you posting again!

    • Thanks, Julia, and I’m glad you found your way back.

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