Definition of harp seal in English:

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harp seal

Pronunciation: /ˈhärp ˌsē(ə)l/

noun

A slender North Atlantic seal that typically has a dark harp-shaped mark on its gray back.
  • Pagophilus groenlandicus, family Phocidae
Example sentences
  • The harp seal and the minke whale together consume about the same amount of biomass as the Norwegian fishermen land, i.e. about 3 million tonnes.
  • These on-shore sightings may represent part of a general southward shift in the winter habitat of the harp seal noted in the early to mid 1990s in the open waters off Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • The curious bearded seal and harp seal birth their pups nearby ice floes or merely bask in the warmth of the midnight sun.

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Syllabification: harp seal

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