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  • Ocean currents Barents sea Coastal water: Surface currents in the Barents sea : Coastal, Atlantic and Arctic water, delivered by the Institute of Marine Research.

  • The map shows the distribution of Harbour seal. Latin name: Phoca vitulina. Family: Phocidae. Distribution: Sub Arctic waters along the east and west coasts of both the North Atlantic and north Pacific. In Norway they occur in colonies along the Norwegian mainland coast and on Prins Karls Forland in Svalbard. The harbour seals occur mainly in nearshore areas that are protected against wave action.

  • The map shows the distribution area of North East Arctic Saithe.

  • The map shows the distribution of Ringed seal 80W - 80E Latin: Pusa hispida Ringed seals occur throughout the Arctic, north to the pole. In Svalbard, ringed seals breed on the land-fast ice in all of the fjords.

  • Ocean currents Barents sea Polar front : Surface currents in the Barents sea : Polar front, Coastal, Atlantic and Arctic water, delivered by the Institute of Marine Research.

  • The map shows the distribution of Narwhal. Latin: Monodon monoceros The distribution of narwhal is largely confined to the North Atlantic region. They are most numerous in the eastern Canadian Arctic and along the coasts of Greenland. They also occur in the northern parts of Svalbard and the Franz Josef Land Archipelagos.

  • Ocean currents Barents sea Atlantic water: Surface currents in the Barents sea : Coastal, Atlantic and Arctic water, delivered by the Institute of Marine Research.

  • The map shows the distribution of bearded seals 80W-80E. 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

  • Ocean currents Barents sea Arctic water: Surface currents in the Barents sea : Coastal, Atlantic and Arctic water, delivered by the Institute of Marine Research.

  • 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.