Grey Seal

Halichoerus grypus

Body Length:Males: about 7.5'; females: about 6.5'
Weight:Males: 375–880 lbs.; females: 220–550 lbs.
Geographic Distribution:Western and eastern Atlantic in temperate sub-arctic waters, as well as the Baltic Sea
Habitat:Quiet rocky continental beaches, remote islands, sandbars, ice bergs, and ice shelves
Wild Diet:Fish, cephalopods, crustaceans, and occasionally sea birds
Zoo Diet:Herring, capelin, and other fish
Status in the Wild:Least Concern
Location:Pinniped Point

Grey seals are sexually dimorphic (have two distinct gender forms) in both size and coloration. Males are significantly larger with a thicker neck and shoulders than females. Males also have a wider, more rounded snout and a darker coloration than females. However, both sexes are some shade of black with white specks and splotches that vary from whiteish to brown or black in color.