Our exclusive Spotted Seal 15 oz. All American Mug is hand cast and decorated in the USA. Classic American shape and beautiful detailed art reproduction. In our own homes - this is the mug we reach for when it's morning coffee time. To have and to hold. Start your own collection or gift to a mug loving friend. Lead and cadmium free, dishwasher and microwave safe.
Original artwork © 2010 Samara E. King & TwoBee, LLC rendered in color pencil for Kinosaki Marine World.
Spotted Seals (Phoca largha) are "true seals" and live on the ice floes and waters of the north Pacific Ocean and adjacent seas. They're sometimes mistaken for the harbor seals and often spotted in areas where their habitats overlap. The lack of accurate population data means that the effects of natural events and human-caused activities on the species are difficult to determine. There is concern however about the effects that climate change in the Arctic may have on the species. Spotted seals spend much of their time and bear their pups on the ice front, at the southern edge of the sea ice. In the case of global warming, this may cause a retreat of the ice edge and front, thus changing seal distribution relative to the distribution of prey, particularly if the seals are forced to move north and the good feeding areas stay where they are. (https://www.pinnipeds.org/seal-information/species-information-pages/the-phocid-seals/spotted-seal)
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