Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus)
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!
Hooked-nose sea pig = awesome name.
Glad to see you posting again!
Thanks, Julia, and I’m glad you found your way back.