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

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

March 31, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

evief

Date

March 23, 2015

Place

FH Marina (Google, OSM)

Description

Landscape Description: Marina

Approached the group of people on the dock and stayed for an extended period of time ~30 minutes, most likely looking for food

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jsl333

Date

March 30, 2015 03:56 PM PDT

Description

Rocky intertidal
Cattle point

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Date

March 30, 2015 04:08 PM PDT

Description

Swimming/floating in boat slip

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Date

March 30, 2015 03:08 PM PDT

Description

Poking his head out of the water about 100 feet from shore

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jsl333

Date

March 30, 2015 04:08 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

FH Marina
Harbor

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

kelsifurman

Date

March 30, 2015 03:57 PM PDT

Description

Harbor seal seen floating next to the dock at the marina. The deal is white with back spots, had white whiskers, and appears to be blind in one eye.

Photos / Sounds

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

kschultz22

Date

March 30, 2015 04:03 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

beccajaffe

Date

March 30, 2015 04:14 PM PDT

Description

Next to the dock, popeye

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

matthewttyler

Date

March 30, 2015 04:07 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

dlugos_j

Date

March 30, 2015 04:01 PM PDT

Description

Water by the town docks

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

khizzle

Date

March 30, 2015 03:57 PM PDT

Description

popeye!! Cataracts possibly in left eye - may explain blindness. Super cute. Just chilled with us.

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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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