PAGE INDEX 1. Lateral view 2. Anterior view 3. Dorsal view 4. Skull of pup 5. Details
|The Grey Seal has a high nasal cavity, giving a distinctive shape to the head. The extravolume is required for a "rhinarium", a cavity external to the nostrils, which may allow them tosmell underwater.|
|1. Grey Seal skull, aged female, lateral view.|
Teeth very worn, canine rooteroded by infection.
|2. Grey Seal skull, anterior view. Note high nasal cavity, giving distinctiveshape to the head.|
|3. Grey Seal skull, dorsal view.|
|4. Grey Seal pup skull, lateral view.|
|Details of Specimens Illustrated|
|Condylobasal length||258mm||Zygomatic width||150mm|
|Jaw length (to angle)||132mm|
|Condylobasal length||172mm||Zygomatic width||97mm|
|Jaw length (to angle)||91mm|
Latin Name : Halichoerus "sea pig", from the Greek words halios"the sea" and khoiros "a pig". xgrypus - Greek for "hook nosed".