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

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

james3

Date

July 29, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

miroungazalophus

Date

July 29, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) Phoca vitulina

Observer

cbauer

Date

May 30, 2011

Place

jenner, ca (Google, OSM)

Description

Harbor seals at mouth of Russian River, CA

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) Phoca vitulina

Observer

cbauer

Date

July 6, 2010

Description

Harbor seal in Russian River, CA

Photos / Sounds

What

Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) Phoca vitulina

Observer

cbauer

Date

February 17, 2008

Place

Jenner, CA (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

james3

Date

July 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

shannon_noelle

Date

June 10, 2014 11:22 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 25, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

james3

Date

July 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

July 2, 2014 03:39 PM CEST

Description

Enjoying a wonderful bright sunny arctic afternoon at 79.8 degrees north, about the species most northerly distributional limit. Fuglefjorden, Svalbard, Norway.

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
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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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