Did you know?
most common and widely distributed seals in the Arctic, ringed
seals make their home throughout the Northern Hemisphere’s
circumpolar oceans, where they feed on polar and arctic cod and
a variety of planktonic crustaceans. Different populations have
different names and some variation in behavior and appearance.
Ringed seals are the smallest seal species and get their name
from the light-colored circular patterns that appear on their
darker gray backs.
only time these largely solitary creatures come together is when
they gather on sea ice to breed, molt, and rest, sticking close
to breathing holes and cracks in the ice in case they need to
make a quick escape.