Island released stamps on Seals

\"\"Island post issued a set of two stamps on 27th Jan.2011 featuring Ringed seal and Grey seal found in Island.
Ringed Seal: (Phoca hispida) is slightly smaller than the harbor seal. This species has a circumpolar distribution and is by far the largest seal stock in the Artic. It is a common vagrant in Iceland, especially in the north. The ringed seal reaches a length of 190 cm and can weight up to 100 kilos The male is somewhat larger than the female. The ringed seal get their name by silvery rings on its back and light ringson the side of their coat.

Grey Seal: (Halichoerus grypus) is a large seal which is common on both sides of the Atlantic. It is one of two species of seals that bear pups in Iceland – the other being the harbor seal. Grey seals are double thre size of harbor seals. The male can reach a length of 3 meters and wiegh up to 300 kilos.

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