- Scientific Name: Phoca vitulina
- Length: 6 feet
- Weight: 240 – 290 pounds
- Population in Alaska: 152,602
- Status: Protected under the MMPA
- Description: Blue-grey back with light and dark speckling. Short, concave, dog-like snouts with distinctive V-shaped nostrils. Lack external ear flaps and have short forelimbs, resulting in limited movement on land. Tend to haul out on land and rest with head and flippers elevated.
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