Spotted Seal basic 11 oz. ceramic mug elevated with art. Dishwasher and microwave safe with fade resistant images. Approved by the FDA and compliant with Proposition 65. Decorated in the USA.
Original artwork © 2010 Samara E. King & TwoBee, LLC rendered in color pencil for Kinosaki Marine World.
Spotted Seals (Phoca largha) are "true seals" and live on the ice floes and waters of the north Pacific Ocean and adjacent seas. They're sometimes mistaken for the harbor seals and often spotted in areas where their habitats overlap. The lack of accurate population data means that the effects of natural events and human-caused activities on the species are difficult to determine. There is concern however about the effects that climate change in the Arctic may have on the species. Spotted seals spend much of their time and bear their pups on the ice front, at the southern edge of the sea ice. In the case of global warming, this may cause a retreat of the ice edge and front, thus changing seal distribution relative to the distribution of prey, particularly if the seals are forced to move north and the good feeding areas stay where they are. (https://www.pinnipeds.org/seal-information/species-information-pages/the-phocid-seals/spotted-seal)
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