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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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

khimmler

Date

January 11, 2015

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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jmaughn

Date

February 28, 2015

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What

Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) Phoca vitulina

Observer

chiweewa

Date

February 26, 2015 10:51 PM PST

Description

Several swimming in the world's smallest harbor.

Photos / Sounds

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 26, 2015 10:51 AM PST

Description

Nice yawn.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

dpom

Date

February 26, 2015 11:03 AM PST

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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starburst

Date

February 20, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 22, 2015 09:18 AM PST

Description

Watching surfer entering the water; about 2' depth.

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

npollock66

Date

August 1, 2010

Place

La Jolla (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 20, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

raulagrait

Date

February 19, 2015 01:53 PM PST

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

finatic

Date

February 15, 2015 10:57 AM PST

Description

Humboldt County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

finatic

Date

February 14, 2015 08:55 AM PST

Description

Del Norte County, California, US

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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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