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  • Portuguese
    • Foca-comum
  • 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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

November 16, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

ivanparr

Date

November 8, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

dpom

Date

November 14, 2014 10:10 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

November 14, 2014 09:43 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

paloma

Date

November 10, 2014 11:13 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

dremsen

Date

November 13, 2014 11:22 AM EST

Description

On Red Ledge

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

November 10, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

November 8, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

dpom

Date

November 8, 2014 11:02 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

rademacherdan

Date

November 8, 2014 11:20 AM PST

Description

Ok, I got a really bad photo, but this was our one mammal sighting during a 2.5-hour bioblitz of Heron's Head Park

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

timbir5

Date

October 30, 2008 11:19 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

timbir5

Date

October 7, 2007 06:28 PM EDT
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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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