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a seal
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Noun1.phoca - type genus of the Phocidae: earless sealsPhoca - type genus of the Phocidae: earless seals
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Phocidae, Phocidae - earless seals
common seal, harbor seal, Phoca vitulina - small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemisphere
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References in classic literature ?
phoca) means "seal." Seals almost always appear on Phocaean coins.
In this respect, the endemic behavior and the progressively expanding host range of DMV in the western Mediterranean Sea are a matter of concern (2,3,8), as exemplified by a peculiar case of infection in a captive harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), a species with a mixed marine-terrestrial ecology (9).
Seasonal variation in the diet of harp seals (Phoca groenlandica) from the Gulf of St.
Recently, conjoined twins were reported in bats (Artibeus phaeotis, Urban et al, 2015; genus Artibeus, Nogueira et al., 2017) and harbor seals (Phoca vitulina, Olson et al., 2016).
Such studies of Pacific Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina richardii) foraging behaviors and dietary composition within the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) have been conducted for several decades.
Abstract--Tidewater glacial fjords provide important habitat for breeding harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) that rest, give birth, and nurse pups on icebergs.
We were taking advantage of the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) pupping season and the pup mortality inherent therein.
Nasal mites (Acari: Halarachnidae) in the spotted seal, Phoca largha Pallas, and other pinnipeds of Alaskan waters.
Remote monitoring has been used by the Alaska SeaLife Center for over a decade to monitor behavior, site fidelity, and pupping of endangered Steller sea lions, Eumetopias jubatus, at the Chiswell Islands (Maniscalco et al., 2002, Parker et al., 2008, Maniscalco et al., 2010) and abundance and behavior of harbor seals, Phoca vitulina, in Aialik Bay (Hoover-Miller et al., 2011).
A unique feature of the freshwater ecosystem of Lake Baikal is the presence of endemic Baikal seal--the seal (Pusa (Phoca) sibirica Gmel.), the only mammal and therefore a higher level of the food chain.