Seven pinniped (seal) species are permanent residents in the NAMMCO management area. Some species, such as the ringed, bearded, harp, and hooded seals, and the walrus, live primarily on the sea ice, and are often called “ice seals.” Other species such as the harbour and grey seals live near the coast and can be called “coastal seals.” Read about the biology, conservation status, management, and research on these species on the following pages.

The following people provided assistance in creating the marine mammal information pages: Daniel Pike, Trish Lewis, Geneviève Desportes, Virginie Ramasco, Eva Garde and Eve Jourdain.

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