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Harbor seal


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 ...

The Marine Mammal Center : Pacific Harbor Seal


Pacific harbor seals have spotted coats in a variety of shades from white or silver- gray to black or dark brown. They reach five to six feet (1.7-1.9 m) in length and ...

Harbor Seals - Point Reyes National Seashore (U.S. National Park ...


When you walk along a trail overlooking the numerous pocket beaches of Point Reyes, you may catch a glimpse of shy harbor seals (Phoca vitulina). They often  ...

Atlantic harbor seal - New England Aquarium


Harbor seals have gray or brown fur with dark and light spots, and each one looks different from the others. Visit the harbor seals at the Aquarium to see

Phoca vitulina (Common Seal, Harbor Seal, Harbour Seal)


Taxonomic Notes: There are five recognized subspecies: Phoca vitulina richardii Eastern Pacific Harbour Seal; P. v. vitulina Eastern Atlantic Harbour Seal; P. v.

Harbor Seal - Phoca vitulina | Wildlife Journal Junior


The male harbor seal is about 5-6 feet in length and weighs up to 200-375 pounds. The female is 4.5-5 feet in length and weighs 110-330 pounds. It can vary in ...

ADW: Phoca vitulina: INFORMATION


Harbor seals are the pinniped with the largest geographical range, encompassing coastal areas of the east and west Pacific and Atlantic Oceans in the Northern ...

Harbor seal, Kelp Forest, Marine mammals, Phoca vitulina at the ...


Awkward and cumbersome on land, harbor seals maneuver with grace and agility in the water. They can even sleep with their bodies nearly submerged in water ...

CRESLI harbor seal page


This latter nickname is well suited as these seals closely resemble a dog when their head is viewed at the surface of the water. Harbor seals can be viewed in ...

Puget Sound Shorelines: Species - Harbor Seal


Walking along Puget Sound beaches, you may see an earless harbor seal face rise from the water. Harbor seals are the most abundant marine mammal along ...

Harbor Seal
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora Family: Phocidae Genus: Phoca
Species: Phoca vitulina
The gregarious Harbor Seal spends much time basking on beaches and rocky shores, sometimes alone but usually with several other individuals, and occasionally in groups numbering in the thousands. Whether alone or in a group... More »
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Harbor Seal Info Book | SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment


Meet the harbor seal and learn all about this spotted and shy Pinniped species.

Harbour Seal - the Seal Conservation Society!


The eastern Atlantic harbour seal (P.v. vitulina), also known as the common seal, was estimated in 2008 to have a population size of about 83,200, including ...

Harbor Seals, Phoca vitulina ~ MarineBio.org


Find out what's known about Harbor Seals, Phoca vitulina, Mammalia, Carnivora, Phocidae, including their world range and habitats, feeding behaviors, life ...