Abstract

A seal skeleton from Champlain Sea deposits near Hull, Quebec, formerly identified as probably belonging to a young harp or harbor seal, actually represents a seven year old ringed seal. The skeleton was deposited in situ, probably during an early cold phase of the Champlain Sea about 12 000–11 000 yr B.P. The specimen suggests that fast ice existed near the western margin of the Champlain Sea during winter and spring.

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