Harbor Seal

Grey, spotted harbor seal resting on rock protruding from the ocean
Harbor Seal. ©Tim Hauf, timhaufphotography.com

Quick Facts
Type: Mammal

Diet: Carnivore; Squid, fish, shellfish

Average lifespan: Up to 35 years

Average size: 6 ft.

Average weight: 300 lb.

Did You Know?
Harbor seals are "true seals," which means that they have internal ears and short flippers that make moving on land difficult. Sea lions, on the other hand, are "eared seals," which means that they have ear flaps covering external ears and long flippers that help them walk more easily.

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Harbor Seal

Last updated: November 18, 2016