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What do Seals eat?

What do Seals eatThe feeding habits have been studied closely in many parts of their range; they are known to prey primarily upon fish such as menhaden, anchovy, sea bass, herring, mackerel, cod, whiting and flatfish, and occasionally upon shrimp, crabs, mollusks and squid. They are able to dive for over ten minutes, reaching depths of over 457 meters (approx 1500 feet), but most dives are shorter: about three minutes long at depths of about 20 meters (approx 66 feet) {Carl, 1964}. Common seals have been recorded to attack, kill and eat several kinds of seabirds.

 

 

Seal description:

The Harbor (or Harbour) Seal (Phoca vitulina), also known as the Common Seal, is a true seal found along temperate and Arctic marine coastlines of the Northern hemisphere. They are found in coastal waters of the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as well as those of the Baltic and North Seas, making them the most widely distributed of the pinnipeds (walruses, eared seals, and true seals).

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