prefer to frequent familiar resting sites. They may spend several days
at sea and travel up to 50 kilometers in search of feeding
grounds.Resting sites may be both rugged, rocky coasts, such as those
of the Hebrides or the shorelines of New England, or sandy beaches.
Fish such as menhaden, anchovy, sea bass, herring, mackerel, cod,
whiting and flatfish, and occasionally shrimp, crabs, mollusks and
Individual seals possess a unique pattern of spots, either dark on a
light background or light on a dark. They vary in color from brownish
black to tan or grey; underparts are generally lighter. The body and
flippers are short, heads are rounded. Nostrils appear distinctively
V-shaped. Adults can be up to 1.85 meters in length and weigh from 55
to 168 kg. Females are generally smaller.