Hi, I'm Andrew and I’m just a simple 19 year old guy and zoology student that posts random factoids about obscure animals and general animal science/zoology/biology stuff so if you like animals this is the place for you, if you only like cute animals this is not the place for you… Also I can ID any animals you might need identified (just submit them to me).

Disclamer: none of the pictures are mine unless stated

Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Ribbon seal

(Histriophoca fasciata)

is a species of seal of the family Phocidae (true seals). They can be found in Arctic regions of the North Pacific notably in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea. The seals are a medium size species growing up to 5 ft long and weighing in at around 200 lb. They get the name Ribbon seal due to their Striking stripes and circles against their fur looking almost as if the seal is wrapped up in ribbons. Like most other pinnipeds they have a diet of mostly squid, fish and crustaceans. Currently they listed as vulnerable by the IUCN due to hunting and climate change.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Carnivora-Phocidae-Histriophoca-fasciata

Image 1 Source, Image 2 Source

  1. ooooooooooooooooh reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology and added:
    the people that go out and club gray seal cubs could be clubbing ribbon seals, which are rare, because when they’re pups...
  2. to--be-continued reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  3. pherrett reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  4. diary-of-a-dying-atheist reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  5. octopod-hotrod reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  6. transgirlmidorima reblogged this from dnamy
  7. dnamy reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  8. jessieunderthesea reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  9. la-petite-seahorse reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  10. seaside7 reblogged this from seaside7
  11. lepidopterist1 reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology and added:
    #zoology #seal#ribbon seal #nature #animal #pinniped #wildlife #conservation #marine
  12. cancerworms reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  13. cozmiccollisions reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  14. dolus-vel-lascivia reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  15. royalcorvid reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  16. kerensplace reblogged this from thekal
  17. thekal reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  18. thepinnipedblog reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  19. scienceforscience reblogged this from comfypjpants
  20. tsunderisms reblogged this from jimcrocodilecook
  21. tangerineevergreen reblogged this from deoxify
  22. nox-artemis reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  23. gizzle-awkwardly reblogged this from hi-fi-stereo
  24. myrispyta reblogged this from theoceanisourhome
  25. veterinarydreams reblogged this from hopefulveterinarian
  26. bloodsbane reblogged this from airanke
  27. ecksfade reblogged this from airanke
  28. airanke reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  29. youcancallmemadi reblogged this from hopefulveterinarian
  30. hopefulveterinarian reblogged this from zoodvminthemaking
  31. acting-captain-irrayditation reblogged this from apollyptica
  32. apollyptica reblogged this from shslscubadiver
  33. skellingtonwellington reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  34. palefiend reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  35. drakmonster reblogged this from mix1000