- Harbor Seal (en)
- Foca común (es)
- Phoque commun (fr)
- Seehund (de)
- Phoca vitulina
Widely distributed along the coasts of North America. This species is brown, silvery white or grey with distinctive V-shaped nostril. Eats mostly fish along the cost and upstream in large rivers.
The only time I was able to watch this species was in May in Tadoussac from a boat. They were resting on the rocky shore of Saguenay River.
The V-shape nostril is the clear distinctive feature of this species.
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