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harbour seal

n
(Animals) a common earless seal, Phoca vitulina, that is greyish-black with paler markings: found off the coasts of North America, N Europe, and NE Asia
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12911/full) Journal of Applied Ecology , some of the British harbor seals and gray seals - also known as Atlantic seals or horsehead seals because of their (http://www.
Every spring, harbor seals give birth to pups on secluded Pacific beaches and reefs.
Harbor Seals are generalist marine predators known to consume many species of commercial and conservation interest including salmonids, rockfish species, forage fish, crustaceans, and flatfish (TRC and COMES 2012).
However, the troubled girl doesn't want any part of the plan, showing affection only for the harbor seals, which remind her of her "real mother".
Abstract--Tidewater glacial fjords provide important habitat for breeding harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) that rest, give birth, and nurse pups on icebergs.
In addition, the spatial distribution of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) has changed over the past two decades, and the number of harbor seals in Glacier Bay has decreased substantially since 1992 (Mathews and Pendleton, 2006; Womble et al.
2-6) An influenza virus was first isolated from harbor seals (Phoca vitulina (Linnaeus)) in 1980; the virus was identified as belonging to the H7N7 subgroup and the naturally infected cases were described by Geraci et al and Webster et al.
In marine mammals, several subtypes of avian influenza A virus have caused epidemics in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) (3-6).
Others, such as harbor seals and sea turtles, migrate in and out of our waters with the seasons.
On this lesser-visited sliver of the Sonoma Coast, the biggest crowd might very well be a gaggle of harbor seals right near the mouth.
Peterson recognized the need to protect harbor seals about 10 years ago.
It took ten years to prove suspicions that harbor seals in the region had been declining precipitously, and that was just the start.