Bearded Seal

Where can I see the Bearded Seal

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The Bearded Seal is a mammal that is found in the Arctic Circle. They are easily identified by their black and white fur, and the long hairs that hang from their chins - giving them their namesake 'bearded seal'. Bearded seals are considered to be one of the most intelligent marine animals, and are known for their playful nature. They can often be seen swimming and playing in small groups.

Bearded seals are opportunistic feeders, and will eat whatever is available to them. Their diet consists of fish, crustaceans, and various other types of sea life. Bearded seals give birth to one or two pups each year, who will stay with their mother until they are weaned.

Bearded seals are a vital part of the Arctic ecosystem, and play a key role in the food chain. They are an important source of food for predators such as polar bears and killer whales. Bearded seals are also hunted by humans for their meat, fur, and oil. However, they are not currently considered to be at risk of extinction.

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IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
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Geeky Facts about the Bearded Seal

Fact 1

Bearded seals are the largest seal species in the Arctic.

Fact 2

The males communicate extensively by singing songs for finding mates.

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They forage for food along the lowest parts of the waters they are in.

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