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

mrfish33

Date

April 7, 2015

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Date

March 12, 2015

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Date

March 22, 2015

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Harbor Seals Phoca vitulina

Observer

direbecca

Date

April 21, 2015

Description

Counted about 180 individuals along river side of beach. Counted 18 (small/obvious to me) pups. Noted one adult seal with (what appeared to be) 3 large red marks/gashes? - 2nd photo, seal on right. River was not breached to ocean.

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

tierasunny

Date

April 7, 2015

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Common Seal Phoca vitulina

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guidos

Date

April 5, 2015

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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jillian_wg

Date

March 16, 2015

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Harbor Seals Phoca vitulina

Observer

direbecca

Date

April 18, 2015

Description

Seven adults observed. Docent said this area is usually home to a colony of about 200.

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

direbecca

Date

April 18, 2015

Description

Deceased pup was the only young one observed this day.

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 16, 2015

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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jmaughn

Date

April 14, 2015

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

glmory

Date

April 12, 2015 04:35 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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