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Bearded Seal Skull Replica measures 8.3 inches. Bearded Seal Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. Polyurethane cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Bearded seal or Erignathus barbatus, also called the Square Flipper seal, is a medium-sized pinniped that is found in and near to the Arctic Ocean.
It gets its generic name from two Greek words (eri and gnathos) that refer to its heavy jaw. The other part of its Linnaean name means bearded and refers to its most characteristic feature, the conspicuous and very abundant whiskers. When dry, these whiskers curl.
Bearded seal or Erignathus barbatus are the largest northern phocid. Distinguishing features of this earless seal include square fore flippers and thick bristles on its muzzle. Adults are greyish-brown in color, darker on the back; rarely with a few faint spots on the back or dark spots on the sides.
Occasionally the face and neck are reddish brown. Bearded seal or Erignathus barbatus pups are born with a greyish-brown natal fur with scattered patches of white on the back and head.
Bearded seal or Erignathus barbatus are extant in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. In the Pacific region, they extend from the Chukchi Sea in the Arctic, south into the Bering Sea where they span from Bristol Bay on the Alaskan coast to the Sea of Okhotsk on the Russian coast.
Bearded seal or Erignathus barbatus feed on a variety of small prey found along the ocean floor, including clams, squid, and fish. Their whiskers serve as feelers in the soft bottom sediments. Adults tend not to dive very deep, favoring shallow coastal areas no more than 980 feet deep.
The Bearded seal or Erignathus barbatus have been found to feed on invertebrates such as anemones, sea cucumbers, and polychaete worms. They also eat sculpins and arctic cod.
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