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One can see from this video why the colonial French name for these seal makes perfect sense:  le loup marin.

The sea wolf.

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Grey seals or horsehead seals are found along the New England coast in the United States, as well as the Maritimes, the Gulf of St. Lawrence (especially the Magdalen Islands), and Newfoundland. Another population is found along the coasts of Northern Europe, especially that of Great Britain.

When one looks into the eyes of these seals, one realizes why they were the inspiration for an Elton John song.

And tell me grey seal

How does it feel

To be so wise

To see through eyes

That only see what’s real?

Tell me grey seal

 

 

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