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seal

(1) An embossed impression created by a metal die pressed upon paper.A notary public seal, a corporate seal,or a government agency seal are all proof that the signature of that person is genuine and authorized,because they would not otherwise have access to the embosser to create the seal.(2) Originally,an impression made in wax upon a contract.It took the place of reciting consideration, having a signature, or having witnesses for the contract. Today, some statutes allow certain symbols,such as the initials “l.s.”to take the place of a seal,transforming a standard contract into one “under seal.”Where still recognized, contracts under seal may have a longer statute of limitations than others.

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82) Six years later, the states requested Section 120 pinniped removal authority "for the intentional lethal removal of California sea lions .
15% of ziphiids, and 75% sperm whales) and 60% of pinnipeds were found alive.
More research is needed to explore the cause, likely multifactorial, for such epizootics and the role of evolving influenza viruses and influenza-associated mortality events in pinnipeds.
In fact, the Australian sea lion is one of the world's rarest pinnipeds (seals, sea lions and walruses) and is classified rare in SA.
dugongs (1) sea otters (1) baleen whales (11) manatees (3) polar bears (1) beaked whales (19) pinnipeds (34) sperm whales (3) river dolphins (5) dolphins and porpoises (41)
Whether abundant pinniped populations may be impeding management actions intended to stimulate recovery is an open question in this region.
Poxvirus infections in North American pinniped [dissertation].
He adds that in computer models of marine ecosystems, removing great whales had no significant effect on pinnipeds.
Many herring stocks have undergone critical declines, and there is concern that pinniped predation may have increased the natural mortality rate of herring in some areas (Musick et al.
OUR STOLEN FUTURE (1996) (reviewing a wide variety of data and research on this topic, and describing mechanisms for environmental transport); Heidi Fiedler, "PCBs: Uses and Environmental Releases," published in the Proceedings of the Subregional Awareness Raising Workshop on POP's, Cartagena, Colombia, January 1998 (noting reports on the presence of various POP's in remote areas such as the Arctic and Antarctic, including in marine organisms such as pinniped milk and seal blubber and in sea and lake sediments).
For information on Steller sea lions contact Laura Seligsohn at IMMP's Pinniped Fisheries Project: [(415) 788-3666 ext.
The main attractions here are isolation, good hiking trails, and pinniped populations.