Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758    Synonyms: Atlantic Harbor Seal, Phoca vitulina vitulina.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Mammalia   >   Order Carnivora   >   Family Phocidae   >   Genus Phoca   

Status:

Harbor Seals are regular visitors to the immediate coast in the winter months. Injured seals should be reported to the Seal Rescue hotline (1-800-628-9944).

Where to find:

Check the Ocean City Inlet and Skimmer Island in winter.

There are 16 records in the project database.

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A Harbor Seal in Worcester Co., Maryland (2/7/2016). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A group of ten Harbor Seals hauled out north of Skimmer Island, Maryland (3/20/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)(More of this species)

A Harbor Seal in Worcester Co., Maryland (1/18/2010). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Harbor Seal on Assateague Island in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/8/2015). Photo by Jeff Culler. (MBP list)

A Harbor Seal on Assateague Island, Worcester Co., Maryland (5/9/2005). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Harbor Seal in Worcester Co., Maryland (1/15/2021). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)


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