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Ringed Seal Pusa hispida
Ringed seals are the smallest seal species. Their name was given due to the light-colored circular patterns that appear on their backs.
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Arctic Terns have one of the longest known migration routes, traveling up to 90,000 km in one year. Learn more with this Arctic Tern wildlife factsheet.
North Pacific Right Whale Eubalaena japonica
North Pacific right whales can grow up to 49 feet in length. It is estimated there are fewer than 350 North Pacific right whales remaining in the wild.
Polar Cod Boreogadus saida
Polar cod are one of the most abundant fish in the circumpolar Arctic, occurring in all corners of the region in icy, sub-zero waters.
Copepod Copepoda
Copepods are tiny crustaceans known as the “insects of the sea.” Learn more about copepods with ocean wildlife factsheets.
Northern Fur Seal Callorhinus ursinus
Northern fur seals spend almost half the year out at sea. To sleep, they roll over to their back and stick their fins out to float.
Brittle Star Ophiuroidea
The brittle star's mouth contains not one, not two, but five jaws.
Greenland Shark Somniosus microcephalus
Greenland sharks can live to up to 400 years! You can find Greenland sharks in the northern Atlantic and Arctic Ocean.
Bowhead Whale Balaena mysticetus
Clocking in at 75-100 tons, bowhead whales are among the heaviest animals on Earth, second only to the blue whale.
Narwhal Monodon monoceros
Narwhals are one of the rarest animals in the ocean. They are known for their distinct tusk, which is actually a tooth! Learn more about ocean wildlife.
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