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Common Seal

Photograph by: 
Hamish Murray

Common seals are more often seen inshore in harbours and bays than the larger Atlantic Grey



Common Name Common Seal
Alternative Name(s) Harbour Seal
Scientific Name Phoca vitulina
Species Group Marine Mammals
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