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COMMON SEAL, A seal used by a corporation. See Corporation.

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Retrospective analysis of FFPE brain samples of seals (n = 7) that had histopathologic changes suggestive of an unknown virus etiology and were isolated from harbor seals in coastal waters of Germany in the past decade all had negative results for BATV by FISH.
Harbor seals, which can be identified by their (http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/seals/harbor-seal.html) spotted gray coats , were particularly at risk because of how close they stay to the coast, and the sounds are most powerful within about 30 miles of the coast.
The northern CCLME is comprised of 4 genetically- and ecologically-distinct stocks of Pacific Harbor Seals: (1) the Oregon-Washington Coastal; (2) the Hood Canal; (3) the Southern Puget Sound; and (4) the Washington Northern Inland Waters stocks (Lamont and others 1996; Dishman 2011; Carretta and others 2015).
Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are widespread throughout the temperate and subarctic waters of the North Pacific and North Atlantic and primarily inhabit coastal waters where they haul out on land or ice to rest, give birth, and molt (Hoover, 1983).
Harbor seals occur in Glacier Bay throughout the year (Womble and Gende, 2013); however, their numbers increase substantially during the May-June pupping season (Mathews and Pendleton, 2006; Womble et al., 2010), when young seals are most vulnerable to terrestrial predators.
(5,6) From 1982-1983, an H4N5 influenza virus caused a 2% to 4% mortality of harbor seals on Cape Cod.
Peterson recognized the need to protect harbor seals about 10 years ago.
It took ten years to prove suspicions that harbor seals in the region had been declining precipitously, and that was just the start.
Persistent organic pollutants are environmental contaminants that, because of their lipophilic properties and long half-lives, bioaccumulate within aquatic food webs and often reach high concentrations in marine mammals, such as harbor seals (Phoca vitulina).
Included are the sleeping habits of the bottlenose dolphin, harbor seals, elephant seals, northern fur seals, walruses, humpback whales, beluga whales, manatees, sea otters, and walruses.
Nearly 20 years ago, as a young graduate student, Canadian wildlife biologist Peter Ross investigated a massive die-off of harbor seals in the Baltic Sea.
Called the cousins of PCBs, PBDEs have been found in the breast milk of San Francisco area women and in harbor seals. Laboratory studies show that PBDEs can impair brain development, particularly in the very young, and alter thyroid hormone balance, which is critical to the function of the central nervous system.