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

mcduck

Date

December 23, 2014

Description

They were on their usual haul-out area during the king tide; photo taken at 11:06, high tide at 10:28 PST, 5.97 feet.

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 27, 2015

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

mrfish33

Date

January 25, 2015

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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jmaughn

Date

January 25, 2015

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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danielgeorge

Date

January 11, 2015 02:43 PM PST

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

seakay

Date

February 19, 2012

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

dpom

Date

August 24, 2012

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 15, 2015 01:46 PM PST

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

mrfish33

Date

January 11, 2015

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jaykeller

Date

January 11, 2015 10:15 AM PST

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 9, 2015 09:41 AM PST

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

dpom

Date

January 9, 2015 10:23 AM PST
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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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