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Bearded seal

a large gray-to-golden seal, Erignathus barbatus, inhabiting the Arctic Ocean and adjacent waters, having square foreflippers and a thick mustache of long bristles on each side of the muzzle.
Historical Examples

Many deer had been seen not far from the ship, and Hobson had shot a bearded seal.
In the Arctic Seas Francis Leopold McClintock

The bearded seal (P. barbata) is from seven to ten feet long.
The Desert World Arthur Mangin

The harpoon-line is made of the hide either of the bearded seal (Phoca barbata) or of the young walrus.
Eskimo Life Fridtjof Nansen


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