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CRESLI seal page
Seals have a well developed sense of hearing and sensitive whiskers. Their keen senses allow seals to be impressive predators. Seals feed mainly on fish, crustaceans ... number of stranded harp seals actually exceeded harbor seals. In addition, a small number of ringed seals, another Arctic species, have stranded here. In the early 1980's harbor seals were seen in small ...

CRESLI harbor seal page
When hauled out, harbor seals often lie with their heads and hind flippers elevated in what is often referred to as the "banana-like" position. When resting in water, harbor seals can be seen in what we call the "bottling" position, with heads tilted straight back and perpendicular to the surface; thus assuming the appearance of a floating bottle. Male harbor seals ... More from this site

Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: Volunteer :: SEALS Program
You are here: Volunteer > SEALS Program SEALS Program The SEALS program was established to document and reduce the impact of human activity on harbor seals in Bolinas Lagoon and Tomales Bay. The qualities that make Bolinas Lagoon and Tomales Bay so beneficial to the seals are also attractions for humans. Clean water, natural ...

Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: E-Newsletter :: March 2006 :: Harbor Seals
Harbor seals spend half their time in the water and half their time on land. To maneuver when out of water, harbor seals flop along on their bellies, and are protected from sharp rocks by their thick leathery skin and dense fur. While diving, the heart rates of harbor seals slows ... More from this site

Brothers of the seals
The new harbor serves the Bering Sea fishery, a billion-dollar-a-year industry ... fur seals are already listed as depleted. Some rookeries are visibly declining. The alarming drop in populations of Steller sea lions, harbor seals and many ...

Pinnipeds: Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries
Lion Gray Seal Harbor Seal Harp Seal Hooded Seal Northern Elephant Seal More About Pinnipeds Phocid seals include elephant seals, several ice seals, monk seals, and harbor seals. All of these seals have rear flippers that ... rotate their pelvis so that their hind limbs are under the body. In the water, walruses use either fore flippers (like otariids) or hind flippers (like phocids) for propulsion. ...

Seals and How They Live
Filmed both above and below water, the stunning footage really brings the viewer into the world of seals. The film closes with a group of seals showing their ... Harbor Seals "haul out" of the water at low tide to rest in the warm sun. O.R.G. won the prestigious CINDY Bronze award for the film Seals ...

Seals and How They Live - Script
We find two species of seals here in New England, the common Harbor seal, and the comparatively rare Grey Seal. While both Harbor seals and Grey Seals ... not. Both Grey and Harbor Seals still have nails on their flippers, helping them find traction when struggling onto land from the water. The ears of these seals consist of small openings ... More from this site

VI. TAIL Not easily seen, harbor seals have a short, flat tail located between the hind flippers. VII. SENSES HEARING Harbor seals, like all true seals ... water wash over them allowing themselves quick access to the water in case of a threat. Harbor seals hauled-out often assume a characteristic banana shaped profile. Unlike elephant seals, harbor seals ...

Pinnipedia, Pinnipeds, [Carnivora-sea dwellers] Animals: Ocean & Fresh Water Mammals; Photography, Pictures, Photos, by Wernher Krutein / PHOTOVAULT® ©
Seals, Harbor Seals (Phocidae), Stellar Sea Lions(Eumetopais jubata) Otariidae, Walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) Otariidae, California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus) Otariidae, Pier 39 Sea Lions See Also: MAMMALS, Seals, Manatees, Whales, FISH, Fish-Sea, Fresh Water Fish, Sharks, Penguins, Water and Pool Plants, Aquatic Fossils, . . . . . . . ...

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