harbor seal

noun
a small, spotted seal, Phoca vitulina, of the Atlantic coasts of North America and Europe and the Pacific coast of northern North America.

Origin:
1760–70

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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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