Pictures of seals.
Species: There are 22 species of true seals. Some include the Northers, hooded, bearded, spotted, harbour, Leopard, Crabeater, and Ross seal.
Lifespan: Most species of seal live to be 20-25 years old.
Size & Weight: The largest species of seal is the Elephant seal. A male Elephant seal can be up to 20 ft long and weight over 4 tons! One of the smallest species of seal is the Caspian seal, which grown to be about 5 ft long and 120 lbs.
Habitat: Seals spend most of their time in the water, and enjoy rocky shores where they aren't likely to be disturbed. Seals live in varying climates, some live in icy regions while others live in milder climates.
Diet: Many seals eat fish, shrimp, krill, and eel. While larger species, such as the leopard seal, eat penguins, birds, and small sharks.
Family Life: Many species of seals live in groups called herds or pods.The pods consist of male, female, and infant seals. The male seals that are the largest and most powerful get more mates and, in turn, pups (baby seals). Once the pups are born, the females take care of them and the male seals move on.
Seals are able to stay under water for up to 20 minutes!
A group of seals in the water is called a raft!