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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

miroungazalophus

Date

July 16, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

muir

Date

July 14, 2014 05:37 PM AKDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

dpom

Date

July 23, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

muir

Date

July 9, 2014 09:46 PM AKDT

Place

Valdez (Google, OSM)

Description

Seals kept their distance away from greatest concentration of salmon that were piling up at hatchery, and the hug sea lion males that the salmon attracted.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

james3

Date

July 22, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

icosahedron

Date

July 19, 2014 09:26 AM BST

Description

Actually on rocks 1/2 from Dijupivogur to Papey.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

james3

Date

July 18, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

pmyska

Date

July 17, 2014 03:04 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 16, 2014

Description

This Harbor Seal pup found me when I was walking at low tide by barking/moaning at me. He/she was so well camouflaged, I hadn't even noticed him/her. Since I'm part of the Northwest Marine Mammal Stranding Network, I knew what to do for the next few hours-- call in the sighting, keep people and dogs 100 yards back, and hope the seal mom returns to the pup.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

What

Harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

simo

Date

July 13, 2014

Description

Heads seen popping up at both beaches

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 28, 2013 12:54 PM PDT

Description

harbour seal, Phoca vitulina

Tags

Photos / Sounds

P1070299

What

harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

ross2

Date

July 15, 2014 09:50 AM 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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