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Ringed Seal Skull Replica measures 6 inches. Ringed Seal Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast, made in the USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Phoca hispida is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Ringed seal or Pusa hispida are also known as the jar seal, as netsik or nattiq by the Inuit, is an earless seal inhabiting the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. The Ringed seal is a relatively small seal, rarely greater than 1.5 m in length, with a distinctive patterning of dark spots surrounded by light grey rings, hence its common name.
Phoca hispida is the most abundant and wide-ranging ice seal in the Northern Hemisphere: ranging throughout the Arctic Ocean, into the Bering Sea and Okhotsk Sea as far south as the northern coast of Japan in the Pacific, and throughout the North Atlantic coasts of Greenland and Scandinavia as far south as Newfoundland, and include two freshwater subspecies in northern Europe.
Ringed seals are one of the primary prey of polar bears and killer whales, and have long been a component of the diet of indigenous people of the Arctic.
The Ringed seal or Phoca hispida is the smallest and most common seal in the Arctic, with a small head, short cat-like snout, and a plump body. Its coat is dark with silver rings on the back and sides with a silver belly, from which this seal gets its vernacular name.
Depending on subspecies and condition, adult size can range from 39.5 to 69 in. and weigh from 71 to 309 lb. The seal averages about 5 ft. long with a weight of about 110 to 150 lbs.
The Ringed seal or Phoca hispida is usually considered the smallest species in the true seal family, although several related species, especially the Baikal seal, may approach similarly diminutive dimensions.
Their small front flippers have claws more than 1 inch thick that are used to maintain breathing holes through 6.5 ft thick ice. Ringed seals occur throughout the Arctic Ocean. They can be found in the Baltic Sea, the Bering Sea and the Hudson Bay. They prefer to rest on ice floe and will move farther north for denser ice.
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