Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Grey Seal

The grey seal (Halichoerus grypus, meaning "hooked-nosed sea pig") is found on both shores of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is a large seal of the family Phocidae or "true seals". It is the only species classified in the genus Halichoerus. Its name is spelled gray seal in the US; it is also known as Atlantic grey seal and the horsehead seal.

The Faroe Islands issued this stamp and the lovely fdc on 9.6.1992.

Thank you Merja.

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