Pacific Harbor Seal

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Photo Credit: ODFW

Overview

  • Species Common Name Pacific Harbor Seal
  • Species Scientific Name Phoca vitulina

Ecoregions

Special needs

Pacific harbor seals use haul-out sites on rocks, reefs, or beaches. They require pupping areas with minimal disturbance.

Limiting factors

Pacific harbor seals have low productivity. Availability of suitable pupping areas may limit seal populations.

Conservation actions

Limit human disturbance. Observe federal Marine Mammal Protection Act protections. Fill data gaps on population status and trends.

Key reference or plan

Marine Mammal Protection Act