How to Identify?
The V-shape nostril is the clear distinctive feature of this species.
We combine physical characterics and behavior patterns with location and seasonal aspects to identify species.
Where & 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.
With each photo, we store date and geo-location providing us data about location and season of observation. We also use a tracking utility to save observations in the field when there was no opportunity to take a good shot.
Anything to add, to correct?
Harbor Seal [en]
Foca común [es]
Phoque commun [fr]
harbor seal, mammals, phoca, phoca vitulina, seals