Harp seals are carnivorous. They feed on fish, and crabs and other invertebrates. The fish taken include capelin, arctic cod, cod, herring, and halibut. Small crabs are the primary source of food after weaning.
This article is unpublished.
Appears under "Trophic Strategy"
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Stiles, S. 2001. "Pagophilus groenlandicus" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed September 28, 2008 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Pagophilus_groenlandicus.html.
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