Common harbour seals
often 'haul out' here and rest on sandbanks to enjoy the sunshine.
This fine study of a harbour seal
was taken by John Money
Its harbour seal
population had dropped from 8,500, one of the largest in the UK, to just 1,800.
Assessing the use of hard parts in faeces to identify Harbour Seal
prey: Results of captive-feeding trials.
Duration of lactation and postweaning changes in mass and body composition of harbour seal
, Phoca vitulina, pups.
The settlement closest to the harbour seal
colony is Aapilattoq, located approximately 50 km to the west.
VISITORS to a popular sealife centre will soon be able to see six new arrivals - three South African Fur Seals and three Harbour Seals
cDNA cloning and characterization of an aryl hydrocarbon receptor from the harbour seal
(Phoca vitulina): a biomarker of dioxin susceptivity?
According to a ten-year marine mammal survey by the Zoological Society of London, there have been more than1,000 harbour seal
(pictured below) sightings along the river Thames over the past decade, along with dozens of harbour porpoise sightings and even the occasional whale.
The pups - one grey and one harbour seal
- had been cared for by keepers at Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay since they were discovered in north west Wales and north west England.
He said: "There are two types of seal in the UK - the grey and the common or harbour seal
. There has been a large increase in the grey numbers while the common seals have not done so well.