Harbor seals at mouth of Russian River, CA
Harbor seal in Russian River, CA
Enjoying a wonderful bright sunny arctic afternoon at 79.8 degrees north, about the species most northerly distributional limit. Fuglefjorden, Svalbard, Norway.
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.