Classification
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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

marvelliott

Date

August 24, 2014

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 21, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

hikingtony

Date

October 20, 2014 01:27 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

rangerrich

Date

October 18, 2014 10:41 AM PDT

Description

Swimming on the bay side of the Palo Alto tide gate

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

dremsen

Date

October 15, 2014

Place

Woods Hole (Google, OSM)

Description

9 individuals on red ledge. No pics

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

dpom

Date

October 11, 2014 01:32 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

chamaeleo

Date

August 27, 2014 01:00 PM CEST

Place

Coast Road (Google, OSM)

Description

Common Seal. Time approximate.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

mytilludie

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

In the marsh. At least two others in its vicinity.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 10, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

dremsen

Date

October 10, 2014 02:47 PM EDT

Description

First of the season harbor seals! This is a sign of our cooling waters when I get these on Red Ledge. Will get many more now.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 9, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 7, 2014
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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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