Seal: this marine mammal has adopted in some few coats of arms. It seems to have been fancifully called by some heraldic writers the sea-calf, and sea-wolf; possibly, too, by the sea-bear in meant the seal(see under Bear). The whole animal, however, does not appear to be represented; only the paws and the head, and then but rarely.
Argent, a chevron between three seal's paws erased and erect sable--Town of YARMOUTH, Norfolk.
Or, a seal's foot erect and erased proper--BERINGBURGH.
Azure, a ducal coronet or between three seal's heads erased argent--BURMAN, Stratford, co. Warwick.
Argent, a chevron between three seal's heads bendwise couped sable--LEY, co. Wilts, Barony, 1625; also LEY, co. Devon.