Harbor seal Sightings

Order: Carnivora Family: Phocidae Genus: Phoca Species: Phoca vitulina

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Common Name: Harbor seal
Species: Phoca vitulina
Record#: 4848
Date Sighted: 2016-11-27 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Harbor seal in Bedford, Nova Scotia , CanadaSite Description: Near shore of Dewolfe park
Comment : Differences from Grey Seal: harbour seal has more rounded head and more prominent forehead (dog like), grey seal has no forehead and narrower head


 
Common Name: Harbor seal
Species: Phoca vitulina
Record#: 3981
Date Sighted: 2015-02-13 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Harbor seal in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
Comment : Shorter forearms distinguish it from Grey Seal, can slightly see a flatter nose area too.


 
Common Name: Harbor seal
Species: Phoca vitulina
Record#: 3058
Date Sighted: 2013-07-04 #Seen: 1
User#: dreierj
Site Description: Mouth of Grays Harbor off breakwater
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Common Name: Harbor seal
Species: Phoca vitulina
Record#: 2753
View full size photo of Harbor seal in Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Rocky islands at Harbour Rocks along Harbour Rocks Trail.
Comment : Large one in photo about 2 meters long. Harbor seals are brown, tan, or gray and spotted with distinctive V-shaped nostrils.


 
Common Name: Harbor seal
Species: Phoca vitulina
Record#: 2174
View full size photo of Harbor seal in Crystal Crescent Beach Park, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
Comment : Appeared to be trying to sleep on the beach.


 
Common Name: Harbor seal
Species: Phoca vitulina
Record#: 681
View full size photo of Harbor seal in Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Coastline of Cape Breton, north of Pleasant Bay.
Comment : Spotted from a distance while on Wesley's Whale Watching Cruise. Also called common seal, has more rounded head than grey seal and I think brown/tan color more common.


 
Common Name: Harbor seal
Species: Phoca vitulina
Record#: 496
Date Sighted: 2011-04-24 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Harbor seal in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Cheticamp beach. Was seen laying there for a couple hours.
Comment : Was about 5ft long. when we approached within 20ft the seal headed for the water and a few seconds later was 50m out to sea.


 
Common Name: Harbor seal
Species: Phoca vitulina
Record#: 1998
Date Sighted: 2008-09-29 #Seen: 1
User#: JRust
Site Description:
Comment : While kayaking in the aialik fjord, saw many harbor seals. they are very cute when they pop their head out of the water and look at us.