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  Seal Sanctuary
The National Seal Sanctuary is set in the picturesque Helford Estuary, by the beautiful village of Gweek, in Cornwall.
The Scottish Sealife Sanctuary is set amidst the pine trees on the shores of picturesque Loch Creran, near Oban in Scotland.
We are also a busy rescue and rehabilitation centre for both common and grey seal pups.
www.sealsanctuary.co.uk   (169 words)

  
  Office of the General Assembly
The seal is comprised of the symbol, the basic components of which are cross, scripture, a descending dove at the upper part of the cross, and flames on either side of the lower part of the cross, and the name of the denomination, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), encircles the symbol.
The seal of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)is a symbolic statement of the church's heritage, identity, and mission in contemporary form.
The basic symbols in the seal are the cross, Scripture, the dove, and flames.
www.pcusa.org /oga/seal.htm   (661 words)

  
 State Seal of Texas
The Seal of the State shall be a star of five points, encircled by olive and live oak branches, and the words, "The State of Texas." Texas Constitution, article IV, section 19.
The seal of a nation or state is used today for authenticating documents of high importance or high ceremony issued in the name of the sovereign or the chief executive authority, such as the president or governor.
The Spanish royal seal was replaced by the Mexican seal, which consists of an eagle holding a serpent and standing on a cactus, encircled by wreaths of oak and olive.
www.sos.state.tx.us /statdoc/seal.shtml   (2512 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Seal
seal was commonly attached to the ties with which it was fastened.
seal served as an authentication and was attached to the face of the document.
seals preserved are those of William of St. Carileph, Bishop of Durham (1081-96) and of St.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13649a.htm   (521 words)

  
  Orlando Sentinel - Animal Crazy: Seal archives by Orlando Sentinel Deputy Managing Editor Ann Hellmuth
My mum managed to get her coat over him and get him into the back of our Ford Focus." The women took the scared pup to a nearby farm and later it was collected by the RSPCA and taken to a center where the plan is to realse it into the wild.
The young, female seals were being treated at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution for dehydration and hypothermia, said Greg Bossart, the institute's director of marine mammal research and conservation.
The pup was one of four seals rescued along the coast of San Luis Obispo County and cared for at the San Francisco Zoo and the Marine Mammal Center before being released Wednesday at Chimney Rock in Point Reyes National Seashore.
blogs.orlandosentinel.com /features_lifestyle_animal/seal   (845 words)

  
  seal, in zoology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The name seal is sometimes applied broadly to any of the fin-footed mammals, or pinnipeds, including the walrus, the eared seals (sea lion and fur seal), and the true seals, also called earless seals, hair seals, or phocid seals.
The northern seals include two species of temperate coastal waters: the common seal, or harbor seal, of the N Atlantic and N Pacific, and the larger gray seal of the N Atlantic.
The Greenland seal, or harp seal, is found in the arctic Atlantic; the ribbon seal in the arctic Pacific.
www.bartleby.com /65/se/seal1.html   (941 words)

  
 seal - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Seal (mammal), large aquatic mammals distinguished by having all four legs fully adapted into flippers.
Seal (art), in art, a carved die or stamp made of metal, stone, or a gem, used to mark documents and objects with a sign of official origin or...
- seal's pelt: the pelt or fur of a seal
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=seal   (229 words)

  
 World Almanac for Kids
The various forms, known also as fur seals, hair seals, elephant seals, sea lions, and leopard seals, are widely distributed throughout the marine regions of the frigid and temperate zones; only the monk seals of the genus Monachus are tropical.
Pelagic sealing, or the hunting of seals in the ocean, was prohibited by the agreement, which permitted capture only of immature or bachelor seals, taken at the outskirts of the breeding grounds under government supervision.
True seals are better adapted to life in water than are the longer-limbed eared seals, but on land they progress laboriously by wriggling and hunching the entire body.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/animals/seal.html   (987 words)

  
 Oil Analysis and Lubrication Dictionary
Sealing is accomplished by a stationary primary seal ring bearing against the face of a mating ring mounted on a shaft.
A mechanical seal with its seal head mounted outside the seal chamber that holds the fluid to be sealed.
A mechanical seal in which the secondary seal is pushed along the shaft or sleeve to compensate for misalignment and face wear.
www.oilanalysis.com /dictionary/default.asp?definitionsearch=Seal&Submit=Search   (693 words)

  
 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Origins & Development > Institutional Development > Senate Seal
The seal of the Senate, based on the Great Seal of the United States, includes a scroll inscribed with E Pluribus Unum floating across a shield with thirteen stars on top and thirteen vertical stripes on the bottom.
Surrounding the seal is the legend, "United States Senate." The seal is affixed to impeachment documents and resolutions of consent to international treaties.
The seal is kept in the custody of the Secretary of the Senate, in accordance with a resolution adopted in 1886 which mandates that it be used to authenticate transcripts, copies, and certificates as directed by the Senate.
www.senate.gov /artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Senate_Seal.htm   (515 words)

  
 Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina)
Of the harbor seal, Phoca vitulina (Linnaeus, 1758), commonly 4 subspecies are recognized: the Eastern Atlantic harbor seal, Phoca vitulina vitulina (Linnaeus, 1758), the Western Atlantic harbor seal, Phoca vitulina concolor (DeKay, 1842), the Insular harbor seal, Phoca vitulina stejnegeri (Allen, 1902), and the Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardii (Gray, 1864).
Characteristic for the harbor seal are the V-shaped nostrils.
Bigg, M.A. Harbour seal Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758, and Phoca largha, Pallas, 1811.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/jaap/harbseal.htm   (2139 words)

  
 Ringed Seals (Phoca hispida)
The population is estimated at 10,000-12,000 seals and apparently stable.
An estimated 40-60% of the seals is not mature (Sipilä, 1991).
The main interference of humans with the Saimaa seal consists of disturbance (especially by recreational snowmobiles in winter that disturb the pups), pollution and habitat destruction by development on the shores of Lake Saimaa.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/jaap/ringseal.htm   (1453 words)

  
 CRESLI harbor seal page
When hauled out, harbor seals often lie with their heads and hind flippers elevated in what is often referred to as the "banana-like" position.
Unlike many other seal pups, harbor seals are able to swim from birth, although they are dependent on care and milk from the mother for 3 - 6 weeks before they venture out on their own.
While tending their young, harbor seal mothers are very protective and will sometimes push the pup beneath the surface or carry it on her shoulders to avoid danger.
www.cresli.org /cresli/seals/hbrseals.html   (636 words)

  
 Puget Sound Shorelines: Species - Harbor Seal
Seals like to "haul out" on protected beaches, spits, bars, rocks and log rafts to bask in the sun and sleep.
The highest mortality rate for harbor seals occurs during the first few months of life; pups may be stillborn, premature, or they may starve.
Pinnipeds (seals, seal lions, and walruses) spend part of their lives in the water but depend on land to give birth and raise young.
www.ecy.wa.gov /programs/sea/pugetsound/species/seal.html   (761 words)

  
 Seals   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Seals cannot use their rear flippers to walk on land or ice and most appear awkward when moving on these surfaces.
Seals have a torpedo like shape in the water and use their rear flippers to move rapidly to catch prey and escape predators.
Ringed seals (Phoca hispida), bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus), harp seals (Phoca groenlandica), hooded seals (Cystophora cristata), spotted seals (Phoca largha), and ribbon seals (Phoca fasciata) are seal species that live in the Arctic ice packs.
nmml.afsc.noaa.gov /education/pinnipeds/seals.htm   (716 words)

  
 Seal | Music Artist | Videos, News, Photos & Ringtones | MTV
Seal emerged from England's house music scene in the early '90s to become the most popular British soul vocalist of the decade.
The son of Nigerian and Brazilian parents, Seal was raised in England.
Seal was also a success, reaching number 24 in America and selling over three million copies around the world.
www.mtv.com /bands/az/seal/artist.jhtml   (541 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Seal IV: Music: Seal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Seal never goes all out in any direction and this coolness, combined with Trevor Horn's perfectionist production, plants the album inescapably in the realm of adult contemporary (although this is as good as adult contemporary gets).
Seal IV is his finest work to date and easily stands comparison with the first 2 albums.
Seal's debut CD may be my favorite release of all time, so it makes it very hard to review any of his subsequent his work without taking that amazing debut into account.
www.amazon.co.uk /Seal-IV/dp/B0000C66BE   (1526 words)

  
 Rock On The Net: Seal
Seal was born Seal Henry Samuel in England on February 19, 1963 to Nigerian and Brazilian parents.
Seal and Adamski collaborated on the track "Killer" which shot to #1 in England.
Trevor Horn (the producer of Seal's first 2 LPs) was an influence on the LP once again after the 2 worked out their differences for the new LP.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-s/seal_main.htm   (1065 words)

  
 allmusic ((( Seal > Overview )))
Although his earliest material still showed signs of acid house, by the mid-'90s he had created a distinctive fusion of soul, folk, pop, dance, and rock that brought him success on both sides of the Atlantic.
The son of Nigerian and Brazilian parents, Seal was raised in England.
After graduating with an architectural degree, he took various jobs around London, including electrical engineering and designing leather clothing.
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 Seal | Music Artist, Videos, Photos, News, Ringtones, Album and Movie Info | VH1.com
Seal emerged from England's house music scene in the early '90s to become the most popular British soul vocalist of the decade.
Although his earliest material still showed signs of acid house, by the mid-'90s he had c...
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www.vh1.com /artists/az/seal/artist.jhtml   (299 words)

  
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