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

e-albright

Date

February 5, 2016 02:17 PM PST

Description

Dead seal pup partially eaten by a vulture.

Photos / Sounds

Square

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

joannerusso

Date

February 4, 2016 01:39 PM EST

Description

Salisbury State Park, MA

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

mlodinow

Date

October 10, 2010

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

nanorca13

Date

May 20, 2014 01:55 PM PDT

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

nanorca13

Date

May 24, 2014 01:40 PM PDT

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 1, 2016

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

mikewitkowski

Date

January 30, 2016 11:11 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

cholzapfel

Date

January 31, 2016

Place

Sandy Hook (Google, OSM)

Description

at least 44 at known seal haul-out site at the bay side of Sandy Hook

Photos / Sounds

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

richardwasson

Date

January 30, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

dpom

Date

January 28, 2016 11:01 AM PST

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

January 28, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

mrjohn

Date

January 28, 2016 12:17 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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