Hooded seals are generally found from 47° to 80° N latitude. They occur along the eastern coast of North America north of Maine. Hooded seals also reach the western tip of Europe, along the coast of Norway. They are mainly concentrated around Bear Island, Norway, Iceland, and northeast Greenland. In rare cases they have been found in Siberia.
Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native ); arctic ocean (Native ); atlantic ocean (Native )
Other Geographic Terms: holarctic
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