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Seal (animal)

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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]


(Other details)[edit | edit source]

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

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