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Arctic Ocean

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The world’s most northern ocean, the Arctic Ocean is populated with the following animals:

Bearded seals are members of the "true seal" family, Phocidae. They have a small head, large body, and small, square
Killer whales most widely distributed marine mammals, found in all parts of the oceans; most abundant in colder waters, including
Harp seals are part of the family Phocidae, known as the "true" or "earless" seals because they lack external ear
By Valerie Clark You might think that cute little penguins are natural prey for polar bears in the arctic. Fortunately
Harbor porpoises have a small, robust body with a short, blunt beak. Females are slightly larger than males. They have
Adult hooded seals have black heads and silver-gray coats with dark blotches of varying sizes and shapes across their bodies.
The beluga whale is a small, white-toothed whale. Adult belugas may reach a length of 16 feet (5 m), though average size
The colorful hues of icebergs result from the interplay of light with dense ice, ice crystals, and algal growth. Most
Ringed seals are part of the "true seal" family Phocidae. The ringed seal is the smallest and most common seal
  Walruses, whose latin name translates as “tooth-walking sea horse”, are found in the Northern Hemisphere along the perimeter of
Spotted seals are members of the "true seal" family, Phocidae. They have a round head, narrow snout, small body, and
Gray whales are mysticetes, or baleen whales. Gray whales are the only species in the family Eschrichtiidae. These large whales
Bowhead whales are mysticetes, which means they have "baleen" plates instead of teeth for filtering food out of the ocean.
The Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) can grow to 24 feet and thanks to antifreeze elements in its system its meat is poisonous to humans. Photo Credit: NOAA OKEANOS Explorer Program , 2013 Northeast U. S. Canyons Expedition
By Valerie Clark Many fish are cold-blooded, which means their body temperature is set by their environment. In most of
The ribbon seal is one of nine species of ice seals inhabiting the Arctic and is the only species in
An iceberg is ice that broke off from glaciers or shelf ice and is floating in open water. To be
Minke whales are members of the baleen whale family and are the smallest of the "great whales" rorquals. The taxonomy
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Monodontidae GENUS: Monodon SPECIES: monoceros TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or

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