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The map shows the distribution of bearded seal. The bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus), is one of the largest seals in the Norwegian Arctic. They occur mostly alone in the icy parts of the Barents Sea usually in drift ice, but are occationally observed downward along the Norwegian coast
The map shows the distribution of Greenland shark. Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) is a large shark in family Somniosidae that can be the size of the largest white sharks. It is the haisort in the world who live far north of the Arctic waters, especially in the seas between Greenland and Iceland, at 200-600 m depth
The map shows the distribution of Northeast Arctic Haddock. Latin name: Melanogrammus aeglefinus Family: Gadidae Distribution: Along the Barents Sea coast Main spawning area: Western edge of Tromsøflaket Spawning season: March–June
The map shows the distribution of White whale. Latin: Delphinapterus leucas. White whales are found in most arctic and sub arctic waters, including the Arctic Ocean and its adjacent seas. However, their distribution is somewhat disjointed in that they are virtually nonexistent in the Greenland Sea. A small, southern population of white whales resides in the St Lawrence River in Canada. In Svalbard, white whales exhibit a tightly coastal distribution, never leaving the near-shore waters of the Archipelago.
The map shows the distribution of the hooded seal. Hooded seals live primarily on drifting pack ice and in deep water in the Arctic Ocean and North Atlantic. They can be found on four distinct areas with pack ice: near Jan Mayen Island (northeast of Iceland); off Labrador and northeastern Newfoundland; the Gulf of St. Lawrence; and the Davis Strait. Latin: Cystophora cristata
The map shows the distribution of Greenland Halibut.\\nLatin name: Reinhardtius hippoglossoides\\nFamily: Pleuronectidae (Flounder Family)\\nDistribution: Along the edge of the UK sector of Franz Josef Land, and in deeper areas of the Barents Sea\\nSpawning Area: Mainly along the edge between Vesterålen and Spitsbergen\\nSpawning Season: Winter\\nCharacteristics: An Arctic fish species that is rarely observed.