bearded seal

noun

Definition of bearded seal

: a large arctic hair seal (Erignathus barbatus) with a tuft of long whiskers on each side of the muzzle

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Examples of bearded seal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Animals that rely on snow and sea ice, such as the ugruk—or bearded seal—are harder to find as sea ice melts, leaving subsistence hunters concerned for their livelihoods. Joey Lautrup, Time, 26 Apr. 2022 Formal policy recommendations shared the pages with tips on preserving reindeer meat in buckets of salt and snow and the difference in cooking times for walrus (long) and bearded seal (short). Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2020 Derek would help push boats across the ice as his father searched for patches of open water to hunt walrus and bearded seal. Anchorage Daily News, 17 Sep. 2019 Ringed and bearded seals use sea ice in the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas. Dan Joling, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Nov. 2019 Ringed and bearded seals use sea ice in the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas. Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2019 Your Instagram photo of the day Leo Sage returns to town in Utqiagvik, Alaska, after hunting bearded seals with his father by boat in the Arctic Ocean. Whitney Johnson, National Geographic, 18 Oct. 2019 The Beringia population of bearded seals is predicted to go extinct around 2095 as sea ice disappears and the creatures are forced into degraded habitat, according to the EIS. Adam Aton, Scientific American, 16 Sep. 2019 Derek would help push boats across the ice as his father searched for patches of open water to hunt walrus and bearded seal. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, 15 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of bearded seal

1819, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bearded seal was in 1819

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Last Updated

8 May 2022

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“Bearded seal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bearded%20seal. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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