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Harbor Seal

Phoca vitulina


The distinctive V-shaped nostrils identify these seals as Harbor (common) Seals. Harbor seals have spotted coats in a variety of colors from white to gray to dark brown or black. (These seals were spotted at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, AK.)


Found north of the equator in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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Marie Cuenca
Marie Cuenca 9 years ago

Great shot! :-)

Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

Humorous creatures! You have to smile when you look at these pics! Thank you for sharing.

Gina423 9 years ago

Great photo! Fantastic!

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Alaska, USA

Spotted on Jun 21, 2012
Submitted on Aug 26, 2012

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