Grey Seal - SOLD
Grey seals nearly became extinct from hunting grey seals for oil, meat and skins in the United States. "One year after Congress passed the 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act, a survey of the entire Maine coast found only 30 grey seals."(1)
After decades of action, populations along the southeastern Massachusetts coastal waters was 15,756 in 2011. (2)
1. Barbara Lelli; David E. Harris & AbouEl-Makarim Aboueissa (2009). "Seal Bounties in Maine and Massachusetts, 1888 to 1962". Northeastern Naturalist.
2. Wood, S.A.; Frasier, T.R.; McLeod, B.A.; Gilbert, J.R.; White, B.N.; Bowen, W.D.; Hammill, M.O.; Waring, G.T.; Brault, S. (2011). "The genetics of recolonization: an analysis of the stock structure of grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) in the northwest Atlantic". Canadian Journal of Zoology.
Watercolours on Canson cold press watercolour paper, mounted on wood, varnished with cold wax medium
6’’ x 8’’
Ready to hang
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