Ringed seals spend most of their time feeding from late summer to early spring (Frost and Lowry 1981). During the spring and summer, Pusa hispida feeds on saffron cod (Eleginus gracilis), various shrimps, hypeni amphipods, and euphausiids. In the fall, Pusa hispida eats mostly saffron cod, and from winter to early spring, ringed seals feed mainly on Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) (Lowry et al. 1980).
Animal Foods: fish; aquatic crustaceans
Primary Diet: carnivore (Piscivore , Eats non-insect arthropods)