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Wisdom Wednesday | Spotted Seals

Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday 08/18/21

Spotted Seal in arctic

Photo by: https://www.instagram.com/justinhofman/

It’s no surprise that the spotted seal gets its name from its polka dot-like pattern!  Preferring arctic or sub-arctic waters, spotted seals can be found sitting on hauls of ice like the one pictured above! Their diet consists mainly of fish but can also include various types of crustaceans and cephalopods! Unfortunately, these icy pups are threatened by factors such as climate change and oil and gas exploration.  Because of this, they are listed under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species list!  Today you are already doing your part in protecting Sammy’s friends by educating yourself about spotted seals, but you can continue to save them by helping keep our oceans clean!

https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/spotted-seal

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