Ringed Seal

The ringed seal’s primary habitat is the northern Arctic Ocean. It also exists in the Baltic Sea, in Lake Ladoga and other Finish freshwater lakes. The female gives birth in snow houses on the pack ice and sometimes makes holes directly through it from the snow house to access food.

Ringed Seal in Icelandic

Photo Credit: Shawn Dahle, NOAA, Polar Ecosystems Program research cruise