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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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Since passage of the MMPA in 1972, most pinniped populations in New England and the contiguous U.S.
If you have read Gentry's previous book with Gerald Kooyman on maternal strategies in pinnipeds you will find the section on maternal strategy in this book updates the original ideas.
"We need to educate those who do not know that a properly managed pinniped harvest is what needs to take place now," Sewid told SeaWest-News.
The results of the study cannot be generalized due to small sample size, no control group, limited pinniped species inclusion, and no randomization.
There was much commentary on the pinnipeds as a primary food source of the hunter-explorers.
Nasal mites (Acari: Halarachnidae) in the spotted seal, Phoca largha Pallas, and other pinnipeds of Alaskan waters.
The location of biologically productive sites and associated physical fronts may result in high abundance of prey that compound the diet of pinnipeds (Bowen et al., 2002).
Similar to the Ballard Locks, the Bonneville Dam acts as a barrier for the passing salmonids, which when congregated at the base of the dam are especially susceptible to pinniped predation.
Trampling by pelicans, cormorants, or pinnipeds would be difficult to prevent, however, revegetation of nesting habitat by native plant species may slow soil erosion and lessen the effects of trampling.
Unlike any other pinniped, the sea lion had a 17-18 month breeding cycle which didn't align with seasonal conditions, and didn't follow any temporal pattern across the species' range.