Classification
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  • Portuguese
    • Foca-comum
  • English
    • Harbor Seal
    • Harbour Seal
    • Common Seal
  • Scientific Names
    • Phoca vitulina
  • French
    • phoque commun
    • PHOQUE VEAU-MARIN
  • German
    • Seehund
  • Italian
    • Foca comune
  • Spanish
    • Foca moteada
    • Foca común

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Recent observations

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What

Harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

dremsen

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

Inside Lackeys and separate from the gray seals. Usually don't see them here. Unless they are very young grays. Can't tell with my phone.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

tiwane

Date

October 27, 2014 08:52 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

slager

Date

October 25, 2014

Description

Several of these pinnipeds were hauled out on the log booms with Bonaparte's Gulls, Mew Gulls, Glaucous-winged x Western Gull hybrids, California Gulls, and Black Turnstones.

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

January 16, 2013 01:43 PM PST

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

January 18, 2013 01:26 PM PST

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

marvelliott

Date

August 24, 2014

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

March 2, 2012 10:55 AM PST

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 21, 2014

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

hikingtony

Date

October 20, 2014 01:27 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

rangerrich

Date

October 18, 2014 10:41 AM PDT

Description

Swimming on the bay side of the Palo Alto tide gate

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

dremsen

Date

October 15, 2014

Place

Woods Hole (Google, OSM)

Description

9 individuals on red ledge. No pics

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

dpom

Date

October 11, 2014 01:32 PM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

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. The most widely distributed of pinniped (walruses, eared seals, and true seals), they are found in coastal waters of the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the Baltic and North Seas.

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