harp sealharp seal
a migratory, earless arctic seal (Phoca groenlandica) having pups with silky, white fur
Origin of harp sealso named from the somewhat harp-shaped marking on the back especially of the male
A seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus syn. Phoca groenlandica) of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans that is commercially hunted, primarily for its pelt.
Origin of harp sealFrom the shape of the markings on its shoulders and sides.
(plural harp seals)
- A species (Phoca groenlandica) of true seal (earless seal) found in the northernmost Atlantic Ocean and adjacent parts of the Arctic Ocean.