Gray Seal Skull Replica measures 10.6 inches. Gray Seal Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. 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.

Gray seal or Halichoerus grypus is found on both shores of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is a large seal of the family Phocidae which are commonly referred to as “true seals” or “earless seals”.

This is a fairly large seal or Halichoerus grypus, with bulls in the eastern Atlantic populations reaching 6 ft 5 in to 7 ft 7 in. long and weighing 370 to 680 lbs. Halichoerus grypus has a straight head profile, nostrils set well apart, and spots on its body.

Gray seals or Halichoerus grypus lack external ear flaps and characteristically have large snouts. Bull Greys have larger noses and a less curved profile than common seal bulls. Halichoerus grypus males are generally darker than females, with lighter patches and often scarring around the neck. Females are silver grey to brown with dark patches.

The Gray seal or Halichoerus grypus feeds on a wide variety of fish, mostly benthic or demersal species, taken at depths down to 230 feet or more. Sand eels are important in its diet in many localities.

Cod and other gadids, flatfish, herring, wrasse and skates are also important locally. It is clear that the grey seal or Halichoerus grypus will eat whatever is available, including octopus and lobsters.

In the Western North Atlantic, the Gray seal or Halichoerus grypus is typically found in large numbers in the coastal waters of Canada and south to Nantucket in the United States.

In Canada, Halichoerus grypus is typically seen in areas such as the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, the Maritimes, and Quebec.

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Additional information

Weight 10.3 lbs
Dimensions 10.6 in
Gray Seal Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Clade: Pinnipedia
Family: Phocidae
Genus: Halichoerus
Species: H. grypus
Binomial name: Halichoerus grypus
Conservation status: Least concern