Classification
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All Names

  • 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
  • Portuguese
    • Foca-comum

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Recent observations

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 07:58 AM PST

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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jmaughn

Date

December 7, 2014

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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d_kluza

Date

November 23, 2014

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harbor seal Phoca vitulina

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joshualincoln

Date

September 26, 2014

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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oregangeog211

Date

November 28, 2014 01:15 PM PST

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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larry522

Date

November 16, 2014

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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nking

Date

November 24, 2014 09:19 AM PST

Description

2 hundred yards off shore

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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finatic

Date

November 23, 2014 06:28 AM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jaykeller

Date

November 23, 2014 07:22 AM PST

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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jaykeller

Date

November 23, 2014 08:22 AM PST

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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jmaughn

Date

November 16, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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ivanparr

Date

November 8, 2014
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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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