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University of California - Santa Barbara

The Baikal Seal, or Nerpa

Caption: The Baikal seal, or nerpa, lives in ice caves on the lake during the winter. It is the only freshwater seal in the world.

Credit: Vadim Kantor, Greenpeace

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