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Phoca largha (Larga Seal) is a species of mammals in the family earless seals. They are native to The Nearctic, Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the Palearctic. They are solitary carnivores. Individuals are known to live for 426.13 months and can grow to 176 cm. Reproduction is viviparous. They have parental care (female provides care). They rely on lift powered swimming and swimming to move around.

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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/lift_based_swimming
  • Definition: Hydrofoils, or fins, are used to push against the water to create a normal force to provide thrust, propelling the animal through water. The reduction of fin cross-sectional area helps to minimize drag, and therefore increase efficiency. Regardless of size of the animal, at any particular speed, maximum possible lift is proportional to (wing area) x (speed)<sup>2</sup>. Dolphins and whales have large, horizontal caudal hydrofoils, while many fish and sharks have vertical caudal hydrofoils.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Larga Seal. View this species on GBIF