Seals, Sea Lions, and Walrus
|Bearded seals are found in the parts of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas where sea ice forms in the winter. Often weighing more than 750 pounds in the winter, they are the largest true seals found in Alaska waters. However, seasonal weight fluctuations typically result in adults weighing approximately 500 pounds during summer months. Bearded seals are generally solitary and migrate seasonally to follow moving sea ice. When sea ice recedes in summer, bearded seals are densely concentrated, but when sea ice occupies much of the northern seas during winter, bearded seals are much less densely populated. In the Bering and Chukchi seas, Bearded seals generally eat crabs, shrimp, clams, snails, and some fishes. During breeding season, males fight frequently and "sing" underwater with a whistle that is partly audible to humans. Alaska Natives living in western coastal villages depend on bearded seals for hides and subsistence.|
|Hooded seals generally are found in the Atlantic Ocean, but occasionally individuals wander as far west as Alaska.|
|Northern fur seal
|Steller's sea lion
|California sea lion
|Between 1974 and 2004, 54 California sea lions were reported in Alaska.|
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“The time has come, the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of shoesand shipsand sealing wax
Of cabbagesand kings
And why the sea is boiling hot
And whether pigs have wings.”
—Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (18321898)
“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs,
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers eyes,
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers tears.
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall and a preserving sweet.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)