What is common seal?

A company seal (sometimes referred to as the corporate seal or common seal) is an official seal used by a company. Company seals were predominantly used by companies in common law jurisdictions, although in modern times, most countries have done away with the use of seals.

What is the difference between a grey seal and a common seal?

The main difference between the two species of seal is that the grey seal has a much longer snout than the common seal, and the nostrils of the grey seal are spaced far apart, while they are close together in the common seal.

Are common seals and Harbour seals the same?

The harbor (or harbour) seal (Phoca vitulina), also known as the common seal, is a true seal found along temperate and Arctic marine coastlines of the Northern Hemisphere.

What do common seals eat?

Like grey seals, they feed on fish, but also eat squid, whelks, crabs and mussels. Common seal pups are born during the summer and can swim when they are only a few hours old!

Why common seal is required?

Common seal means the metallic seal of a company which can be affixed only with the approval of the Board of directors of the company. It is the signature of the company to any document on which it is affixed and binds the company for all obligations undertaken in the document.

Is common seal mandatory in India?

Making common seal optional: Section 9 of the Act made it mandatory for every company to have a common seal which has power to acquire, hold and dispose of property, to contract, to sue and be sued in the company’s name.

Are common seals aggressive?

Whilst they are strong and powerful with huge teeth these are highly unlikely to be used aggressively towards you – playfully yes, but even then they can be incredibly gentle.

How many common seals are there in the UK?

UK population of 36,050. Abundant in northern waters but rare elsewhere. They are found around Orkney, Shetland, and the Outer Hebrides; a few colonies exist along the east coast in sandy estuaries, from Scotland to the Wash, and on the north and south coasts of Ireland.

Where do seals sleep?

Seals sleep in the water as well as on land. In the water, they sleep floating in a standing position, like a fishing bobber, or floating horizontally on the surface. Because they are sleeping and not actively swimming, they can stay under water much longer than when hunting for food.

How long do common seals live?

If a seal survives the dangers of being a pup, seals are generally long-lived animals. Both the Grey and Common seal have been known to live more than 30 years. One female Grey seal around the Shetland Isles in Scotland was known to be 46 years old.

Is it mandatory for a company to have a common seal?