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unknown seal discovered by Elijah (#10843)

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Sighting Info

Observed: January 18, 2019 @ 11:25 AM
Posted on: January 18, 2019 @ 10:52 PM (diff: 0 days)
Comments:
At least fourteen seals were resting on the ice in the marina in Holyrood (on the 13th of the month, sixteen seals were documented in the newspaper around the same location; I am uncertain if those seals are the same as the ones I encountered). One seal appeared to have an injured flipper. Another seal seemed to have had a large patch of fur missing on its back (photograph 13).

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By Tclenche on 1/22/2019 4:16:03 PM

looks like Harp Seals to me.

By Elijah on 1/22/2019 8:50:00 PM

That seems to be the species. How do Harp Seals differ from Harbour Seals other than the black harp pattern? 

By Tclenche on 1/22/2019 9:16:58 PM

size is one, Harbour seals are a lot smaller on average.

By Elijah on 1/25/2019 8:56:01 PM

Thank you for the information. As far as I can tell, I would guess that Harp Seal is the species. 

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