Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Poland 2009, Ringed Seal, Mammals of the Baltic Sea 1.95

Poland stamp 2009
Foka obraczkowana (Ringed Seal)
Phoca hispida
Mammals of the Baltic Sea 1.95
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The ringed seal (Pusa hispida), also known as the jar seal, is an earless seal inhabiting the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. It is a relatively small seal, rarely greater than 1.5 m in length, with a distinctive patterning of dark spots surrounded by light grey rings, which is where it gets its name from.

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