Gray Seal Skulls Replicas Models

Description

Gray Seal Skulls Replicas Models  measures 260mm or 10.3 inches. Museum quality replicas are cast in durable Polyurethane resins. Polyurethane cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. Made in USA.

The grey seal (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. They are also known as Atlantic seal and the horsehead seal.

This is a fairly large seal, with bulls in the eastern Atlantic populations reaching 6 ft 5 in–7 ft 7 in. long and weighing 370–680 lbs. It has a straight head profile, nostrils set well apart, and spots on its body. Grey seals lack external ear flaps and characteristically have large snouts. Bull Greys have larger noses and a less curved profile than common seal bulls. 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 grey seal 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 will eat whatever is available, including octopus and lobsters.

Additional information

Weight 10.3 lbs
Dimensions 10.3 in
Gray Seal Skull

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

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