harp seal

noun
a northern earless seal, Pagophilus groenlandicus, with pale-yellow fur darkening to gray with age, of coasts, drifting ice, and seas of the North Atlantic Ocean, hunted for its fur.

Origin:
1775–85; so called from the harplike shape of markings on the backs of adults

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harp seal
 
n
a brownish-grey earless seal, Pagophilus groenlandicus, of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans

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Loss of sea ice means fewer harp seal pups are born and survive.
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