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  • Spanish
    • Foca moteada
    • Foca común
  • English
    • Harbor Seal
    • Harbour Seal
    • Common Seal
  • Scientific Names
    • Phoca vitulina
  • French
    • phoque commun
    • PHOQUE VEAU-MARIN
  • German
    • Seehund
  • Italian
    • Foca comune

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Recent observations

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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dpom

Date

April 17, 2014

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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lisab

Date

April 13, 2014

Description

Several newborn Harbor Seal pups on the beach. Springtime is adorable!

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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dpom

Date

April 16, 2014

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Mom with newborn pup

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Harbor seal Phoca vitulina

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 13, 2014

Description

A number of harbor seals were seen sunning on a rocky skerry in Fisk Cove.

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Harbor seal Phoca vitulina

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arleyfosburgh

Date

March 28, 2014

Description

Seal pup, resting on boards around the Coho Imprint Project, near Edmonds pier.

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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dpom

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April 12, 2014

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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jaykeller

Date

April 2, 2014 12:57 PM PDT

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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mytilludie

Date

March 31, 2014

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Harbor seal Phoca vitulina

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greenrosettas

Date

March 28, 2014

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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james3

Date

March 29, 2014

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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icosahedron

Date

March 29, 2014 10:27 AM PDT

Description

China cove closed today for the pups.

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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kmclean

Date

March 29, 2014 01:12 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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