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harbor seal

noun
1.
a small, spotted seal, Phoca vitulina, of the Atlantic coasts of North America and Europe and the Pacific coast of northern North America.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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Examples for harbor seal
  • The harbor seal is a commonly seen marine mammal species.
  • Peak boat tourism occurs during the summer and coincides with harbor seal pupping, nursing and molting.
  • Unlike elephant seals, harbor seal pups can swim at birth.

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