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Seal (mammal)

A seal is any of several different species of marine mammal of the suborder Pinnipedia (order Carnivora). The "seals", commonly so-called, are in the families Phocidae (the earless seals, also called crawling or true seals) and Otariidae (fur seals and sea lions, also called walking seals).



Antarctic fur seal (photo Uwe Kils)

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