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The harp seal

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Camila Orbegozo

on 24 April 2014

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Transcript of The harp seal

Harp seal´s diet



1. Fishermen kill them to make Seal fur coats and accessories.

2. Global warming.

3. Habitat destruction.
Why are them endangered?
They tend to spend relatively little time on land; rather they seem to enjoy spending most of their time in the waters of the northern Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
Some people have special reserves that preserves the Harp Seal. These reserves can also have campaigns that are against hunting.
What can do we can do to protect them?
The harp seal
"ocean treasure"
The Harp Seal is an opportunistic hunter that feeds on a wide variety of food, available in its habitat.
crabs, eels, shrimp...
squids, capelin, plaice, salmon, herring...
Polar and Arctic cod, plankton and a lot other types of fish and crustaceans.
Its diet comprises of...

They have light gray fur, with a black face and a horseshoe-shaped black saddle on their back.
They have very different patterns of color from each other.
They have a robust body, a relatively small, broad, flat head, and a narrow snout.
Migration route!
A quick and easy way to help them!
During spring, harp seals migrate north following the receding pack ice. Through their summer residence in the Arctic, harp seals reach as far north as in the Canadian Arctic and in northwestern Greenland.
Write letters / emails to government officials; tourism associations and tourist-related businesses; Canadian seafood vendors; and seal product vendors.
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