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Arctic Ocean

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The world’s most northern ocean, the Arctic Ocean is populated with the following animals:

Harp Seal (Phoca groenlandica)Read more.
Harp seals are part of the family Phocidae, known as the “true” or “earless” seals because they lack external ear Read more.
Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)Read more.
The beluga whale is a small, white-toothed whale. Adult belugas may reach a length of 16 feet (5 m), though average size Read more.
Narwhal (Monodon monoceros)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Monodontidae GENUS: Monodon SPECIES: monoceros TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or Read more.
Ringed Seal (Phoca hispida)Read more.
Ringed seals are part of the “true seal” family Phocidae. The ringed seal is the smallest and most common seal Read more.
Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus)Read more.
Bowhead whales are mysticetes, which means they have “baleen” plates instead of teeth for filtering food out of the ocean. Read more.
What is an iceberg?Read more.
An iceberg is ice that broke off from glaciers or shelf ice and is floating in open water. To be Read more.
How many penguins can a polar bear eat?Read more.
By Valerie Clark You might think that cute little penguins are natural prey for polar bears in the arctic. Fortunately Read more.
Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)Read more.
  Walruses, whose latin name translates as “tooth-walking sea horse”, are found in the Northern Hemisphere along the perimeter of Read more.
Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata)Read more.
Adult hooded seals have black heads and silver-gray coats with dark blotches of varying sizes and shapes across their bodies. Read more.
Ribbon Seal (Phoca fasciata)Read more.
The ribbon seal is one of nine species of ice seals inhabiting the Arctic and is the only species in Read more.
Common Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) aka Northern Minke WhaleRead more.
Minke whales are members of the baleen whale family and are the smallest of the “great whales” rorquals. The taxonomy Read more.
Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)Read more.
Harbor porpoises have a small, robust body with a short, blunt beak. Females are slightly larger than males. They have Read more.
Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus)Read more.
Bearded seals are members of the “true seal” family, Phocidae. They have a small head, large body, and small, square Read more.
The Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) can grow to 24 feet and thanks to antifreeze elements in its system its meat is poisonous to humans. Photo Credit: NOAA OKEANOS Explorer Program , 2013 Northeast U. S. Canyons Expedition
Why don’t Arctic and Antarctic fish freeze to death? Antifreeze!Read more.
By Valerie Clark Many fish are cold-blooded, which means their body temperature is set by their environment. In most of Read more.
Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus)Read more.
Gray whales are mysticetes, or baleen whales. Gray whales are the only species in the family Eschrichtiidae. These large whales Read more.
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The world’s most northern ocean, the Arctic Ocean is populated with the following animals: -TSF-   Read more.
Spotted Seal (Phoca largha)Read more.
Spotted seals are members of the “true seal” family, Phocidae. They have a round head, narrow snout, small body, and Read more.
What color is an iceberg?Read more.
The colorful hues of icebergs result from the interplay of light with dense ice, ice crystals, and algal growth. Most Read more.
Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)Read more.
Killer whales most widely distributed marine mammals, found in all parts of the oceans; most abundant in colder waters, including Read more.

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