Phoca


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Synonyms for Phoca

type genus of the Phocidae: earless seals

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Dolphin morbillivirus infection in a captive harbor seal (Phoca vitulina).
Climate change and ringed seal (Phoca hispida) recruitment in western Hudson Bay.
Conjoined fetal twins in a harbor seal (Phoca vilulina).
I utilized keywords relating to Harbor Seal diet in the Northern CCLME, including the terms 'Harbor Seal', 'Pacific Harbor Seal', 'Phoca vitulina richardii', 'foraging', 'fecal analysis', 'dietary', 'ecology', 'predation', 'diet', 'dive or diving', dietdietary composition', 'Washington', 'Oregon' 'Columbia River', 'Salish Sea', 'Northern California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME)', 'Puget Sound', and 'Pacific Northwest'.
Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are widespread throughout the temperate and subarctic waters of the North Pacific and North Atlantic and primarily inhabit coastal waters where they haul out on land or ice to rest, give birth, and molt (Hoover, 1983).
Harbor seals, Phoca vitulina richardsi, were observed on 91 of the 93 days of monitoring.
(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.
Chaline also covers animals that were vitally important, like the seal (Phoca spp.; p.
Variation in assimilation efficiency and digestive efficiency of captive harp seal (Phoca groenlandica) on different diets.
Previous studies with mini-subs and harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) revealed these agile hunters could prove remarkably perceptive.
By Sophia Phoca and Rebecca Wright, Totem Books 1999
(2004) reported the occurrence of harbor seal Phoca vitulina in a single wolf scat from British Columbia (Canada) and Andriashek et al.
In fact, these sharks show preference for northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) and harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) over sea lions (family Otariidae) and sea otters (Enhydra lutris), for pinniped pups over adults, and for baleen whale blubber over muscle.
The ringed seal (Phoca hispida), by far the most abundant Arctic seal, feeds on fish and crustacea that live under the ice.