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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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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phylocode

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April 23, 2016 05:47 PM PDT

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sidesplotch

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May 22, 2016 05:46 AM PDT

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May 22, 2016

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jmaughn

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May 22, 2016

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jmaughn

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May 21, 2016

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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lucia_g

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August 12, 2015 01:13 PM PDT

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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May 21, 2016

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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May 20, 2016 02:19 PM PDT

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May 21, 2016 12:23 PM PDT

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hadasparag

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April 10, 2016

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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terrydad2

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June 19, 2011 02:55 PM 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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