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Harbor Seals

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   by Linda C.

   Harbor seals eat fish, squid and crustaceans.
The range of the harbor seal is the temperate and sub-arctic coastal areas on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, including the California areas of Monterey.
Related animals include ringed seals and bearded seals.
Cool facts about the harbor seal:
  • They travel in small groups.
  • Harbor seals haull themselves out of the water in protected shoreline areas to breed, molt and rest.
  • The color of the harbor seal is usually gray with dark brown or black spots.  Sometimes, they are brown with gray spots or grayish boown.  Black pups are light brown at first than gradually more gray.
  • The length is normally 1 to 1.5 meters.
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Photo Credits
http://nmml.afsc.noaa.gov/gallery/pinnipeds/galleryp/pages/pv-15_harbor_seal_sleeping.htm

http://www.sanctuaries.nos.noaa.gov/oms/omschannel/omschannelpubdoc.html
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