common seal

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Related to common seals: harbor seal, Phoca vitulina

common seal

common seal

n
(Law) the official seal of a corporate body
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Noun1.common seal - small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemispherecommon seal - small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemisphere
earless seal, hair seal, true seal - any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers
genus Phoca, Phoca - type genus of the Phocidae: earless seals
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These coastal sites will need their available space to cope with "pup season", when demand for rescues of common seals in Britain is at its highest.
"It really is a jewel set alongside Teesside's industrial landscape which provides a home for a variety of wildlife, ranging from the common seals at Greatham Creek, to breeding waders such as avocet, lapwing and redshank.
Greys are generally more abundant than common seals, preferring rocky wave-pounded coasts to the calmer inshore waters.
It is also the only regularly breeding colony of common seals on the North-east coast of England can often be seen basking on the mudflats of Greatham Creek during the summer.
Harbour seals on Orkney Harbour seals, also known as common seals, are smaller than grey seals and have a more dog-like face.Orkney is an important breeding site for harbour and grey seals.
There are 33 breeds of seal around the world, two of which live in Britain; grey seals and common seals. The seal that was found in Newton-le-Willows was a juvenile male grey seal.
But spotting the more common seals would have to wait until later in our trip.