Arctic Ice Seal


The Arctic ice seals breed on ice. The Arctic ice seals are threatened by more predators than their Antarctic relatives. Arctic seals live in the same regions as humans, foxes, wolves, dogs, wolverines, large birds and polar bears, all of which have been known to prey on seals. The polar bears do not always consume the seal meat, but they do consume the blubber. Arctic ice seal also have to contend with local populations of humans who hunt the seals for meat and fur.There is a higher level of danger from pollution in Arctic seas. Commercial fishing has decreased some populations of fishes the seals feed on.

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ArrowRinged seal (Phoca hispida)

ArrowBearded seals (Erignathus barbatus)

ArrowSpotted seals (Phoca largha)

ArrowRibbon seals (Phoca fasciata)

ArrowHooded Seal (Cystophora cristata)

ArrowHarp Seal (Phoca groenlandica)