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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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There was much commentary on the pinnipeds as a primary food source of the hunter-explorers.
The data used in this research were collected by the Programme for Conservation and Management of Pinnipeds (NEMA/IBAMA) with funds provided by Centro de Mamiferos Aquaticos--IBAMA, Fundo Nacional do Meio Ambiente, Fundacao O Boticario de Protecao a Natureza, Superintendencia do Porto de Rio Grande and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG).
First, the Task Force must examine pinniped population trends and feeding habits, location of pinniped interactions with the affected salmonids, how and when those interactions occur, and the number of pinnipeds involved.
In late May-early June 1968, Chugunkov (23) conducted a survey of pinniped haulouts in Karaginsky Gulf off Govena Cape, but his report was not published.
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.
On July 4, 2007 an unidentified pinniped (otariid) was found in the beach of San Francisco neighborhood in the Buenaventura Port, Colombia (3[degrees] 53' N, 77[degrees] 4' W, Fig.
Overlap between pinniped summer diet and artisanal fishery catches in Uruguay.
The development of antibodies in naturally and experimentally infected seals suggest that immunity through vaccination is possible, but this would be impractical and cost prohibitive in wild pinniped populations.
The remains of this previously unknown mammal (fossil reconstruction shown) could shed light on the evolution of pinnipeds, the group that includes seals, sea lions and walruses, researchers report in the April 23 Nature.
The survey provided census data of all pinniped species, sea otters, and an inventory of marine bird colonies.