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SEAL, BEARDED

Under Construction May 2011 BEARDED SEAL Erignathus barbatus GUARD HAIR Length: less than 10mm, tips often broken off in phocidae (Mayer 1952) Diameter Range: 110 microns (ASM#1) Medullary Index: None Medulla: None Color: Translucent with splotches of brown. Scales: Closely spaced, generally parallel edges, margins can be smooth at tip and base but rough margins […]

SEAL, HARBOR

Under Construction May 2011 HARBOR SEAL Phoca vitulina GUARD HAIR Length: less than 10mm, tips often broken off in phocidae (Mayer 1952) 5-7mm (ASM #1) 6-9mm (ASM #2) Diameter Range: 150-185 microns (ASM #1) 215 microns (ASM #2) Medullary Index: No medulla Medulla: None Color: Clear (medium-filled) with small and random specks of brown pigmentation […]

SEAL, RIBBON

Under Construction January 2011 RIBBON SEAL Phoca fasciata GUARD HAIR Length: less than 10mm, tips often broken off in phocidae (Mayer 1952)  8-10mm (ASM #1) Diameter Range: 215-230 microns (ASM #1) Medullary Index: N/A Medulla: None Color:  Brown areas are only brown at the tips of the hairs.  Darker at tips, lighter near the base.  […]

SEAL, RINGED

Under Construction May 2011 RINGED SEAL Phoca hispida GUARD HAIR Length: less than 10mm, tips often broken off in phocidae (Mayer 1952) 30mm on juvenile sample (Adorjan and Kolenosky 1969), 8-12mm (ASM#1)  20-30mm (ASM #2) Diameter Range: 160-175 microns (ASM#2) Medullary Index: N/A Medulla: None Color: Sparsely distributed specks of brown under magnification Scales: Closely […]

SEAL, SPOTTED

Under Construction May 2011 SPOTTED SEAL Phoca largha GUARD HAIR Length: less than 10mm, tips often broken off in phocidae (Mayer 1952) 5-8 (ASM #1) Diameter Range: 160-200 microns (ASM # 1)  140-180mm (ASM #2)  Medullary Index: N/A Medulla: None Color: Small brown dashes and specks throughout the majority of the length of the fiber. […]