While no human illness was linked to the 2011 harbor seal
virus, a different flu virus has spread from infected seals to humans who came in close contact with the animals.
Along the northeast coast of the United States, hundreds of harbor seals
are born each May.
The harbor seal
(Phoca vitulina) is the most abundant pinniped species in the protected coastal waters of Washington State and British Columbia, Canada (Jeffries et al.
2-6) An influenza virus was first isolated from harbor seals
(Phoca vitulina (Linnaeus)) in 1980; the virus was identified as belonging to the H7N7 subgroup and the naturally infected cases were described by Geraci et al and Webster et al.
In British Columbia and Washington State, the harbor seal
has been used to identify regional POP hotspots (Ross et al.
He proposes that these spry predators would first hunt the fat, docile harbor seals
The New England multispecies sink gillnet fishery is responsible for the majority of the harbor seal
incidental take in New England waters, with a mean average annual mortality of 934 seals from 1993 to 1997 (Waring et al.
In the Salish Sea, the harbor seal
(Phoca vitulina) is an abundant, generalist marine predator whose population has steadily increased since gaining protected status in the 1970s.
This finding is consistent with isolation of influenza B virus from a harbor seal
and serologic evidence of influenza B virus infection in gray seals (7).
PBDEin the San Francisco Bay area: measurement in harbor seal
blubber and human breast adipose tissue.
Researchers at England's Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) raised six orphaned harbor seal
pups, Phoca vitulina (FO-ka vit-yoo-LIE-nah).
On the left will be the Sea Lion Cliffs exhibit, a rocky shore-like habitat to accommodate the zoo's five California sea lions and two harbor seal
Massive declines in harbor seal
and Steller sea lion populations are believed to be related to rising temperatures and consequent changes in the ecosystem of the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska.
Adoption of a strange pup by the ice-inhabiting harbor seal
, Phoca vitulina largha.
We isolated the 2006 virus from liver tissue of a harbor seal
and confirmed it as PDV.