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Histriophoca fasciata (Ribbon Seal) is a species of mammals in the family earless seals. They are native to Pacific Ocean and Arctic Ocean. They are diurnal omnivores. Individuals are known to live for 372 months and can grow to 1533.92 mm. Reproduction is viviparous. They have parental care (female provides care). They rely on swimming and lift powered 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 Ribbon Seal. View this species on GBIF