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The true seals are members of the Phocidae family. True seals inhabit the oceans of both hemispheres. They lack external ears and have streamlined bodies. Their bodies are more streamlined than fur seals and sea lions. True seals are also called crawling seals to distinguish them from the fur seals and sea lions of family Otariidae. Small Ringed Seals weigh around 90 kg, and the massive Elephant Seals weigh up to 3600 kg. Phocids can dive to considerable depths and can spend a long time underwater between breaths.




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