Phocine Seals in GURPS

The phocine seals are a group of northern seals. They typically spend most of their time far out at sea, and haul out only to whelp, moult, and breed - which for some species means they only leave the water once a year, and then only for a few weeks. Most species use ice flows for these purposes, and are almost never seen on land. When not on the ice they may travel much further south, but migrate back to the frozen north for breeding and whelping season. The seals swim with up-and-down strokes of their hind flippers. On land they move clumsily by caterpillar-humping their way along.

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