endemic to a single nation
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Global Range: (<100-250 square km (less than about 40-100 square miles)) Area of Lacs des Loups Marins (Lower Seal Lakes), approximately 160 km east of Hudson Bay, on the Ungava Peninsula of northern Quebec (Smith 1997).
Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.
Number of Occurrences
Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.
Estimated Number of Occurrences: 1 - 5
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N1 - Critically Imperiled
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: T1 - Critically Imperiled
Comments: Occasionally hunted by aboriginal peoples; vulnerable to disturbance (Smith 1997).
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Validity of this subspecies is questionable; see taxonomic comments for PHOCA VITULINA.
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