Harp Seals

What a Seal ! It is hard to miss an adult harp seal . These sleek animals have large blimp - shaped bodies . Males can grow to over six feet long . That is about a foot longer than most bathtubs . Male harp seals can weigh close to 300 ...

Harp Seals

"Provides information for young readers about harp seals, including habitat, eating habits, mating, babies, and conservation"--Provided by publisher.

Harp Seals

Harp seals' bodies are made for living in cold conditions. Harp seals have fur and a thick layer of blubber. These help keep them warm and protect their bodies. The blubber also provides an additional energy source when seals don't have ...

Harp Seals

This title takes readers to harp seal habitats to understand why harp seals are at risk, what humans are doing to make matters worse, and the ways humans can help to save harp seals and ultimately, Earth. Sidebars, maps, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of this topic. Additional features include a table of contents, an index, and a fact sheet. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Harp Seals

Harp Seals. New York, N.Y.: PowerKids Press, 2016. McAllister, Ian, and Nicholas Read. The Seal Garden. Victoria, B.C.: Orca Book Publishers, 2018. Meinking, Mary. The Dangerous Lives of Harp Seals. Mankato, Minn.: Child's World, 2018.

Harp Seals

From special tears that protect their eyes in salty seawater to their migrations for feeding and giving birth, harp seals have many special adaptations for thriving in their freezing home. Find an explanation for how harp seals survive in the Arctic on each page of this vibrant title!

Harp Seals

19 AleksandrN/Shutterstock.com; p. 21 Tom Brakefield/Stockbyte/Thinkstock. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Drumlin, Sam. Harp seals / by Sam Drumlin. — 1st ed. p. cm. — (Powerkids readers: sea friends) Includes index.

Harp Seals

Educational text and stunning full-color photographs introduce readers to harp seals. They will learn many exciting facts about the various stages of a harp seal's life. Reader-curiosity about this adorable marine mammal is sure to be satisfied.

Harp Seals

Aven King. Mother seals have their babies on ice in the ocean. A baby harp seal is called a pup. A mother harp seal can tell her baby apart from. 12 Baby Harp Seal.

Harp Seals

Readers will take a dive into the ocean to meet the harp seal. Through age-appropriate language, this book will teach early readers all about harp seal anatomy, behavior, and skills. The book covers many important topics in early life science curricula. Readers will meet adorable furry harp seal pups through vivid color photographs. Photographs paired with engaging text promise a fun ocean adventure as readers come face-to-face with this amazing ocean animal.

Harp Seals Las focas de Groenlandia

21 Tom Brakefield/Stockbyte/Thinkstock. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Drumlin, Sam. [Harp seal. English & Spanish] Harp seals = Las focas de Groenlandia / by Sam Drumlin ; translated by Eduardo Alamán.

Harp Seals   Las focas de Groenlandia

Simple text and photographs present basic facts about harp seals.

Harp Seals Man and Ice

than further south on the Newfoundland shelf and banks (Drobysheva 1964) so that to some extent, the harp seals which require ice as a substrate must make do with the best trophic conditions that they can get. In summer they must leave ...

Harp Seals  Man and Ice

Reviews the biology and population dynamics of the harp seal, Phoca groenlandica Erxleben, the history of its hunting over several centuries and its eventual conservation.

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Unlike the eyes of terrestrial mammals, the seal's eye lacks tear ducts to drain away the tears, which explains why harp seals often appear to be crying. The harp seal eye has a large spherical lens to provide additional focusing power ...

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

This thorough revision of the classic Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host of biological, ecological and sociological aspects relating to marine mammals. The latest information on the biology, ecology, anatomy, behavior and interactions with man is provided by a cast of expert authors – all presented in such detail and clarity to support both marine mammal specialists and the serious naturalist. Fully referenced throughout and with a fresh selection of the best color photographs available, the long-awaited second edition remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals. More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals New color illustrations show every species and document topical articles FROM THE FIRST EDITION “This book is so good...a bargain, full of riches...packed with fascinating up to date information. I recommend it unreservedly it to individuals, students, and researchers, as well as libraries." --Richard M. Laws, MARINE MAMMALS SCIENCE "...establishes a solid and satisfying foundation for current study and future exploration" --Ronald J. Shusterman, SCIENCE

Ancient Harp Seal Hunters of Disko Bay

Age distribution of harp seals based on thin sections and polished sections of canines . Age in I Il III Total years n % n % n % n % 0-1 0 0 9 26.5 15 68.2 24 33.3 1-2 5 31.3 5 14.7 2 9.1 12 16.7 2-3 2 12.5 5 14.7 O 0 7 9.7 3-4 2 12.5 4 ...

Ancient Harp Seal Hunters of Disko Bay

The Saqqaq Culture site Qeqertasussuk (2400-1400 BC) is situated in the south eastern corner of Disko Bay, West Greenland. The site was excavated between 1983 and 1987 by Qasigiannguit Museum. The stratified cultural deposits are exceptionally well preserved by permafrost and yielded hundreds of thousands of animal bones, feathers, plant remains, insect remains, wooden implements, and a wealth of other organic refuse as well as stone tools, house ruins, stone set fireplaces and other traces of habitation. In order to understand the life conditions of the inhabitants at Qeqertasussuk, a comparative survey of the historic distribution, density and availability of the living resources in the area is undertaken. This resource model is then evaluated against the paleo-environmental data. Also, comparative ethnohistorical and ethnographic data on the exploitation of the living resources in the area is presented. Subsistence and subsistence change at Qeqertasussuk is studied through a comprehensive analysis of the faunal material that consists of more than 200,000 animal bones. Quantitative methods are supplemented by detailed studies of seasonality and age composition of the hunting bag. Forty three species of animals are represented. Harp seal and ringed seal represent the most important game, but sea birds such as fulmar, Brünnich's guillemot, and little auk also play a significant role in the subsistence economy. Fish, especially Atlantic Cod, have been caught and remains of large whales indicate that these animals were utilized, but it can not be decided whether they were actively hunted. Most of the game was taken close by the site, however finds of caribou indicate that inland caribou hunting was undertaken and that Qeqertasussuk was part of a larger subsistence-settlement-system. Several species of plants were also utilized. Temporal changes in the composition of the faunal material indicate that significant changes occur in the subsistence at Qeqertasusuk. Four phases are identified: (1) Basecamp period I (2400-2100 BC). A pioneer phase where the site is used as a year-round base camp with more than 90% of the biomass being harvested within an area of approximately 80 km2, (2) Base-camp period II (2100-1900 BC), which seems to be the period of most intensive use and where new methods (probably netting) of harp seal hunting are introduced, (3) Hunting camp period (1900-1700 BC), where the site becomes more specialized and more seasonal with a focus on spring-summer hunting for harp seals, (4) high activity period (1700-1400 BC) indications of continued heavy sea mammal hunting. The site was abandoned around 1400 BC. The causes of the abandonment of Qeqertasussuk is discussed and the impact of the general cooling around 1500 BC on key resources such as harp seal and capelin is highlighted.

Harp Seals

Describes the physical characteristics, eating habits, habitat, and behavior of harp seals.

Harp Seals

Describes the physical characteristics, eating habits, habitat, and behavior of harp seals.

Browsing Science Research at the Federal Level in Canada

Harp Seals , Pagophilus groenlandicus ( Erxleben ) ( Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada , v . 23 , 1966. pp . 757–66 ) ; History and Present Status of Populations of Harp Seal and Hooded Seals ( Biological Conservation ...

Browsing Science Research at the Federal Level in Canada

Wilks provides a historical background, list of publications, and description of activities for most of the major science initiatives undertaken at the federal level. He surveys a wide range of government documents and monographic and serial science collections used by both faculty and students.

Harp Seal Pups

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and natural environment of mother harp seals and their pups

Harp Seal Pups

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and natural environment of mother harp seals and their pups

Harp Seals

Through age-appropriate language, this book will teach early readers all about harp seal anatomy, behavior, and skills. The book covers many important topics in early life science curricula.

Harp Seals

Readers will take a dive into the ocean to meet the harp seal. Through age-appropriate language, this book will teach early readers all about harp seal anatomy, behavior, and skills. The book covers many important topics in early life science curricula. Readers will meet adorable furry harp seal pups through vivid color photographs. Photographs paired with engaging text promise a fun ocean adventure as readers come face-to-face with this amazing ocean animal.

Harp Seals

Describes the life cycle, migratory patterns, behavior, and habitat of the harp seal.

Harp Seals

Describes the life cycle, migratory patterns, behavior, and habitat of the harp seal.

Wildlife Issues in a Changing World

Between 1950 and 1959 , 312,000 seals were harvested . In 1951 , for instance , 430,000 seals were taken . During the 1960s , total annual catches of seals averaged 284,000 . In 1971 , the hunt brought in 230,966 harp seals .

Wildlife Issues in a Changing World

Students of conservation encounter some of the most complex issues on our planet. The resolution of existing problems become more complex when humans create further stresses on the natural balance. Moulton and Sanderson brought the challenging issues in wildlife conservation into greater clarity in Wildlife Issues in a Changing World. The Second Edition of this definitive reference focuses more closely on the causes of wildlife issues. The examination of Jared Diamond's "Evil Quartet" (the four principal causes of extinction) provides a framework for categorizing and resolving these issues. The authors encourage the use of the scientific method basis for resolution - especially where environmental laws have failed. The three new chapters provide further counterpoints to preconceived notions. A two-part history of wildlife in the U.S. shows how wildlife had already been decimated by the year 1900. "Can Humans Manage Wildlife?" questions efforts to revive endangered species, acts which may inadvertently jeopardize the survival of other life. Viewing the natural order from prehistoric times to the present, Wildlife Issues in a Changing World, Second Edition gives students and instructors an all-encompassing introduction to past relations between humans and nature; explorations of current threats to species and their habitats; and recent "novel solutions," where humanity and industry have made adjustments to protect the natural order. Professionals will also find invaluable reminders of the importance of their work - the continuation and endurance of wildlife everywhere on Earth.

Ecosystem Ecology Research Trends

Main Prey Groups Consumed by Harp Seals Capelin was the most important prey of harp seals in the nGSL models for all three time periods ( Table 5 ) , contributing between 18 % ( mid - 1980s ) and 58 % ( mid - 1990s ) of their diet .

Ecosystem Ecology Research Trends

Ecosystem ecology is the integrated study of biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems and their interactions within an ecosystem framework. This science examines how ecosystems work and relates this to their components such as chemicals, bedrock, soil, plants, and animals. A major focus of ecosystem ecology is on functional processes, ecological mechanisms that maintain the structure and services produced by ecosystems. These include primary productivity (production of biomass), decomposition, and trophic interactions. Studies of ecosystem function have greatly improved human understanding of sustainable production of forage, fibre, fuel, and provision of water. Functional processes are mediated by regional-to-local level climate, disturbance, and management thus ecosystem ecology provides a powerful framework for identifying ecological mechanisms that interact with global environmental problems, especially global warming and degradation of surface water. This book presents the latest developments in the field from around the world.

Mammals in the Seas

( 1977 ) and Parson ( 1977 ) have also found that basal metabolism in confined harp seals and ringed seals ... Øritsland and Ronald ( 1975 ) have also noted that the metabolic rate of the harp seal appears to decrease with age ...

Mammals in the Seas


Seals

Harp seals are true seals that live in parts of the Arctic and the northern Atlantic Ocean. They eat fish, shrimp, and krill. Harp seal predators include orcas, polar bears, and sharks. Each year, harp seals migrate long distances ...

Seals

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The Seal and Herring Fisheries of Newfoundland

The Harp Seal - The Hunting Season - When it begins - Need of a law to Regulate the Departure of Vessels — The Evils of early DepartureSharp Scent of the Seals — The Food of the Seal — Destruction of Cod fish by the Seal - Migrations of ...

The Seal and Herring Fisheries of Newfoundland