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A Ribbon Seal from California
Aryan I. Roest
Journal of Mammalogy
Vol. 45, No. 3 (Aug., 1964), pp. 416-420
Published by: American Society of Mammalogists
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1377414
Page Count: 5
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A male ribbon seal (Histriophoca fasciata) was captured alive near Morro Bay, California on 16 November 1962, and kept on display in a public aquarium until its death 19 December 1962. Observations on the living animal, the freshly dead carcass and the skull are presented, including a brief comparison with a living Phoca vitulina. This seal represents the first North American record of Histriophoca from south of the Arctic Circle, and constitutes a new record for California.
Journal of Mammalogy © 1964 American Society of Mammalogists