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

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Harbor seal Phoca vitulina

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jay

Date

April 16, 2015 07:44 PM MDT

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Harbor seal Phoca vitulina

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paul_norwood

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May 13, 2015 01:45 PM AKDT

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Harbor Seals Phoca vitulina

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direbecca

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

204 individuals (including pups) counted this day.

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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mrfish33

Date

May 17, 2015

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harbor seal Phoca vitulina

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yasingi

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May 8, 2015

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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yasingi

Date

May 7, 2015

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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paulcools

Date

June 18, 2012

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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richardwasson

Date

May 13, 2015

Place

Bodega Bay (Google, OSM)

Description

On rock just off the Head.

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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coreyjlange

Date

June 19, 2012

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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jefflaird

Date

April 26, 2015 12:31 PM PDT

Description

Seals with pups in Elkhorn Slough

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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jefflaird

Date

April 26, 2015 10:21 AM PDT

Description

Elkhorn Slough

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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maxomick

Date

November 11, 2013 01:15 PM PST
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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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