| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||N Atlantic & Baltic Sea
||Grey or Brown
||2 - 2.5 m (6.5 - 8.25 ft)
||170 - 310 Kgs (370 - 680 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
20 - 30 Yrs
Grey Seals have a body length between 2 and 2.5 m (6.5 - 8.25 ft) and they weigh between 170 and 310 kgs (370 - 680 lbs). They are coloured various shades of grey or brown and they are marked with small, scattered spots.
Grey Seals can be found in the north Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic Sea.
Grey Seals mainly feed upon a wide variety of fish but they will also eat mollusks and crustaceans.
After a gestation period of 11 months, Grey Seals give birth to a single pup. They are weaned at 3 weeks old and they reach sexual maturity at 3 - 8 years of age.
Predators of Grey Seals include killer whales and sharks.
Subspecies of the Grey Seal include:
Halichoerus grypus grypus
Halichoerus grypus macrorhynchus
Grey Seals are also known as:
Atlantic Grey Seal
Atlantic Gray Seal
Halichoerus grypus means "hooked-nose sea pig"