Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

The Amazing Hook-Nosed Sea Pig

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Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008 [larger view].

Gray Seal, Halichoerus grypus, at the ferry dock in Uig (Isle of Skye, Scotland).
The translation of the scientific name for this species is “hook-nosed sea pig”.


  1. #1 RM
    October 3, 2008

    Can you put lipstick on a sea pig?

  2. #2 "GrrlScientist"
    October 3, 2008

    you can try .. and i’d like to be there with a video camera!

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