Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)
Widely distributed along the coasts of North America. This species is brown, silvery white or grey with distinctive V-shaped nostril. Eats mostly fish along the cost and upstream in large rivers.
How to Identify
The V-shape nostril is the clear distinctive feature of this species.
Where and When to Spot
The only time I was able to watch this species was in May in Tadoussac from a boat. They were resting on the rocky shore of Saguenay River.