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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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

cydno

Date

August 28, 2015 09:41 AM PDT

Description

23 total seals

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 24, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

asemerdj

Date

August 22, 2015 05:48 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

richardwasson

Date

August 24, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

direbecca

Date

August 18, 2015

Description

Counted about 80 individuals here.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

nicetim

Date

August 24, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

ivanparr

Date

August 22, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

moripoint

Date

August 22, 2015 11:02 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

dpom

Date

August 21, 2015 01:06 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

direbecca

Date

August 17, 2015

Description

4 individuals here

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

richardwasson

Date

August 20, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

blacksheep509

Date

August 19, 2015

Place

helgoland (Google, OSM)

Description

several basking on rocks

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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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