A slender North Atlantic seal that typically has a dark harp-shaped mark on its grey back.
- Pagophilus groenlandicus, family Phocidae.
- 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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