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Seal

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Seals or Focidae are a family of marine carnivorous mammals belonging to the superfamily of the pinnipeds.

The seal is commonly of medium size.

They can stay underwater for a long time.

The seal gives birth in May / June.

Scientific denomination and classification[edit | edit source]

The scientific name of the seal is Phocidae

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Seals usually eat crabs, and live in small groups

Habitat[edit | edit source]

The seals live in the waters of the northern Atlantic Ocean

Evolution[edit | edit source]

The ancestor of the seal is Puijila.

It's presence in the fables and stories[edit | edit source]

Fairy tales on seals are found in Alaska and Scotland; for example "The wounded seal" or "The Seal and the Penguin"

Its presence in art (images)[edit | edit source]

seal

(Other details)[edit | edit source]

The seal has an elongated body and has a water permeable fur

Notes[edit | edit source]


Bibliography[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

1.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earless_seal

2.http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/2009/04/22/puijila-the-walking-seal-beautiful-transitional-fossil/

3.https://www.zoomarine.it/Blog/Post/67/Dove-vive-la-foca-comune-i-mari-e-gli-oceani-del-mondo

4.https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoca_vitulina

5.http://www.mille-animali.com/animali/mammiferi/foca-mangia-granchi.php

6.https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phocidae