Dolphin morbillivirus infection in a captive harbor seal (Phoca vitulina
I utilized keywords relating to Harbor Seal diet in the Northern CCLME, including the terms 'Harbor Seal', 'Pacific Harbor Seal', 'Phoca vitulina
richardii', 'foraging', 'fecal analysis', 'dietary', 'ecology', 'predation', 'diet', 'dive or diving', dietdietary composition', 'Washington', 'Oregon' 'Columbia River', 'Salish Sea', 'Northern California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME)', 'Puget Sound', and 'Pacific Northwest'.
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).
This glimpse into the natural history of the seal is relevant in light of recent phylogenetic studies on seal DNA that suggest a closer relationship between harp seals (Pagophilis) and the other members of the Phocinae like Pusa hispida (ringed seal), Phoca vitulina
(harbor seal), and Halichoerus grypus (grey seal) that warrant a taxonomic reclassification of the genera (Davis et al., 2004).
Female distribution, genetic relatedness, and fostering behaviour in harbour seals, Phoca vitulina
. Animal Behaviour 57:427-434.
Amoxicillin pharmacokinetics in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina
) and northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) following single dose intravenous administration: implications for interspecific dose scaling.
In 2007, a mass mortality of harbor porpoises and harbor seals (Phoca vitulina
) was reported during a 2-month period along the Swedish coast .
(2-6) An influenza virus was first isolated from harbor seals (Phoca vitulina
(Linnaeus)) in 1980; the virus was identified as belonging to the H7N7 subgroup and the naturally infected cases were described by Geraci et al and Webster et al.
Ademas, tres especies de pinnipedos habitan en las costas: el lobo marino de California (Zalophus californianus californianus), el elefante marino del norte (Mirounga angustirostris), y la foca comun (Phoca vitulina
(1959), also reported high values in seals (Phoca vitulina
L.) observing mean urinary urea concentration about 671 mmol.[L.sup.-1] (1881.31 mg.[dL.sup.-1]) after 24 hour-fasting, that increased to 1026 mmol.[L.sup.-1] (2876.63 mg.[dL.sup.-1]) four to eight hours after protein ingestion (1kg of herring).
Previous studies with mini-subs and harbour seals (Phoca vitulina
) revealed these agile hunters could prove remarkably perceptive.