harbour seal

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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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"When the tide races through there on a rising tide - because its a small body of water - there's a high concentration of fish which attracts grey seals, harbour seals, and otters.
Tags Should Be Small And Streamlined Enough To Be Affixed To Juvenile Harbour Seals By Gluing To The Fur Just Behind Their Head.
Common harbour seals often 'haul out' here and rest on sandbanks to enjoy the sunshine.
I say "our" seals with some confidence, because we have established a strong bond with the large and increasing number of harbour seals and grey seals that inhabit the Tees estuary.
Over the hubbub, Dr Monica Arso says: 'Pupping season has just started, so we're starting to see some newborns at the haul out sites.' She knows she hasn't answered the intended question, that of Orkney's most pressing mystery--what is causing the major decline of its harbour seals? 'It's still early days,' she adds and takes her drink, examining the weather outside.
For example, there is a chance to see orcas, minke, grey whales, harbour seals and porpoises on boat tours around Canada's Vancouver Island, lead by an expert guide and marine biologist, from PS61.
Tests showed North Sea harbour seals had phocine distemper virus.
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.
Training our resident harbour seals which you can see in the Sealion Cove
Impact of small boats on the haulout activity of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in Metis Bay, Saint Lawrence Estuary, Quebec, Canada.