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This article is unpublished.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 March 29, 2009 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Pagophilus_groenlandicus.html.
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