The hooded seal is named for the males inflatable nasal bladder used to attract mates. This species is solitary except during the breeding season. Hooded seals feed on various fish including cod and halibut as well as squid. Female hooded seals nurse their pups for only four days. During this time, the pups can double their birth weight from 25 lbs. to 50 lbs.
Skull Length: 25.5cm (10in)
Origin: North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans
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