History of North American pinnipeds, a monograph of the walruses, sea-lions, sea-bears and seals of North America . k-brown. Sometimes uniform brownish-yellow above, andsomewhat paler below, entirely without spots ; or uniform dark-gray above, and pale yellowish-white below, everywhere unspot-ted. oSTot unfrequently everywhere dark-brown or blackish,varied with irregular streaks and small spots of yellowish-brown ; the head wholly blackish from the nose to beyond theeyes; the lips and around the eyes rusty-yellow. Length ofmale, 5 to 6 feet; of female, somewhat less. Young at birthuniform soil

History of North American pinnipeds, a monograph of the walruses, sea-lions, sea-bears and seals of North America . k-brown. Sometimes uniform brownish-yellow above, andsomewhat paler below, entirely without spots ; or uniform dark-gray above, and pale yellowish-white below, everywhere unspot-ted. oSTot unfrequently everywhere dark-brown or blackish,varied with irregular streaks and small spots of yellowish-brown ; the head wholly blackish from the nose to beyond theeyes; the lips and around the eyes rusty-yellow. Length ofmale, 5 to 6 feet; of female, somewhat less. Young at birthuniform soil Stock Photo
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History of North American pinnipeds, a monograph of the walruses, sea-lions, sea-bears and seals of North America . k-brown. Sometimes uniform brownish-yellow above, andsomewhat paler below, entirely without spots ; or uniform dark-gray above, and pale yellowish-white below, everywhere unspot-ted. oSTot unfrequently everywhere dark-brown or blackish, varied with irregular streaks and small spots of yellowish-brown ; the head wholly blackish from the nose to beyond theeyes; the lips and around the eyes rusty-yellow. Length ofmale, 5 to 6 feet; of female, somewhat less. Young at birthuniform soiled-white or yellowish-white, changing to darkerwith the first moult. The variations in color are almost endless, ranging from uni-form yellowish-brown to almost uniform dark-brown, and evennearly black, with, between these extremes, almost every pos-sible variation, from dark spotting on a light ground to light EXTERNAL CHARACTERS. 503 spotting on a dark ground. The markings vary in size fromvery small spots to large, irregular patches and streaks. Themore common color is brownish-yellow, varied with spots and. patches of darker, but not unfrequently the general color isblackish, more or less varied with spots, patches and streaksof lighter. The lower surface is generally thickly marked withsmall oval or roundish spots, smaller and less confluent than 564 PHOCA VITULINA HAT7EOR SEAL. those of the upper surface. Specimeus from Denmark and theAtlantic coast of North America are indistinguishable fromthose from Lower California, Washington Territory, and Alas-ka. Specimens from the Pacific coast present the same widerange of color-variations, and precisely the same phases as thosefrom the shores of the Atlantic. Captain Scammon gives the weight of two adult females fromthe Strait of Juan de Fuca, as 56 aud 60 pounds respectively.Mr. Michael Carroll gives the weight of adults (sex not stated)as 80 to 100 pounds. Mounted specimens, apparently adult, vary in length from three to five

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