Phoca vitulina


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Synonyms for Phoca vitulina

small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemisphere

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A molecular method to quantify sex-specific consumption of Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) by Pacific Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina ricliardii) using scat [thesis].
Reproduction, age determination and behavior of the harbor seal, Phoca vitulina L.
Welsch, "Histological investigations on the thyroid glands of marine mammals (Phoca vitulina, Phocoena phocoena) and the possible implications of marine pollution," Journal of Wildlife Diseases, vol.
Sero types H7N7, H4N5, H4N6, H3N8, and H3N3 have been found in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) on the New England coast of the United States.
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.
Tambien han servido para detectar cuellos de botella en el caso de dos poblaciones de Phoca vitulina en Holanda y Escocia (Kappe et al.
Persistent organic pollutants are environmental contaminants that, because of their lipophilic properties and long half-lives, bioaccumulate within aquatic food webs and often reach high concentrations in marine mammals, such as harbor seals (Phoca vitulina).
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).
Atlantic coast (1987 to 1988) and Gulf of Mexico (1993 to 1994), harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) in the North Sea (1988), striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) in the Mediterranean Sea (1990 to 1992) and common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) in the Black Sea (1994) (Birkun et al.
The only common medium-sized mammal is the common seal (Phoca vitulina).
Some important mammals observed in the Sedge Islands region are the red fox (Vulpes vulpes), muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), racoon (Procyon lotor), river otter (Lutra canadensis), and harbor seal (Phoca vitulina).
Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), gray seals (Halichoerus grypus), harp seals (Phoca groenlandica), and hooded seals (Cystophora cristata) are all "true seals" of the family Phocidae, and should not be confused with the sea lions commonly seen at zoos or in aquarium shows.
Such injured biological resources included bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), black oystercatchers (Haematopus bachmani), common loons (Gavia immer), clams, common murres (Uria aalge), cormorants (Phalacrocorax, three species), cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii), Dolly Varden trout (Salvelinus malma), harlequin ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus), harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), Kittlitz's murrelets (Brachyramphus brevirostris), marbled murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus marmoratus), killer whales (Orcinus orca), mussels (Mytilus edulis), Pacific herring (Clupea harengus), river otters (Lutra canadensis), pigeon guillemots (Cepphus columba), pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), rockfish (Sebastes sp.), sea otters (Enhydra lutris), and sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka).
For example, National Marine Fisheries Service scientists are presently using both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA to examine population structure in white whales (Delphinapterus leucas), harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), spinner dolphins, and other species.
Indeed, such concerns prompted Osterhaus and his colleagues at the National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection in Bilthoven, the Netherlands, to launch a unique study involving harbor seals (Phoca vitulina).