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What is the largest seal?

June 30, 2017

The largest seal in the world tips the scales at more than 8,800 pounds (4,000 kg) and up to 20 feet (6 m) long, making the Southern Elephant Seal the world’s largest seal. This species edges […]

Which animal was last seen in 1952?

April 14, 2017

The last confirmed sighting of the Caribbean Monk Seal was in 1952 on Seranilla Bank between Honduras and Jamaica. Today the Caribbean Monk Seal is considered to be extinct. The only two close relatives of […]

What 3 seals are named for monks?

March 31, 2017

The three “monk” seals are either extinct – Caribbean Monk Seal (Monachus tropicalis) – or are the most endangered of seals – Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) and Hawaiian Monk Seal (Monachus schauinslandi). The scientific […]

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