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Seals Sea Lions and Walrus Skulls
Shop for Seals Sea Lions and Walrus Skulls - Pinnipeds, often generalized as seals,are a widely distributed and diverse clade of fin-footed, semiaquatic marine mammals. They comprise the extant families Odobenidae whose only living member is the walrus, Otariidae, the eared seals which are the  sea lions and fur seals, and Phocidae the earless, or true seals. There are 33 extant species of pinnipeds, and more than 50 extinct species have been described from fossils. While seals were historically thought to have descended from two ancestral lines, molecular evidence supports them as a monophyletic lineage - descended from one ancestral line. Pinnipeds belong to the order Carnivora and their closest living relatives are bears and musteloids.
Seals range in size from the 1 m or 3 ft 3 in. and 45 kg or 99 lbs. They have streamlined bodies and four limbs that are modified into flippers. Though not as fast in the water as dolphins, seals are more flexible and agile. Otariids use their front limbs primarily to propel themselves through the water, while phocids and walruses use their hind limbs. Otariids and walruses have hind limbs that can be pulled under the body and used as legs on land. By comparison, terrestrial locomotion by phocids is more cumbersome. Otariids have visible external ears, while phocids and walruses lack these. Pinnipeds have well-developed senses—their eyesight and hearing are adapted for both air and water, and they have an advanced tactile system in their whiskers. Some species are well adapted for diving to great depths. They have a layer of fat, or blubber, under the skin to keep warm in the cold water, and, other than the walrus, all species are covered in fur.
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Sea Otter Skull Replica
Product Code: RS007
Sea Otter Skull Replica is cast from original specimen. Enhydra lutris. Pacific littoral of lower California to the Aleutians, Kurile and Kamchatka.

Skull Size: 5.3 inches or 13cm
Museum quality
Cast in durable polyurethane resins.
Made in USA

The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is a marine mammal native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean. Adult sea otters typically weigh between 14 and 45 kg (31 and 99 lbs), making them the heaviest members of the weasel family, but among the smallest marine mammals. Unlike most marine mammals, the sea otter's primary form of insulation is an exceptionally thick coat of fur, the densest in the animal kingdom. Although it can walk on land, the sea otter lives mostly in the ocean.


Price: $121.00


Status: In-Stock
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