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The Harp Seal

Harp Seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus)

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Phocidae

Genus: Pagophilus

Species: groenlandicus

Body and Skeletal Structure:

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Harp Seal

Svalbard – Monday 25th July 2016 – Sea Ice

We are awoken at around 2:30 am by Hannah on the tannoy, announcing the first sighting a Polar bear swimming ahead of the ship.  A quick scramble into clothes ensues, followed by a mustering on the forward observation deck.  265 more words