Harbor seal

Harbor Seals

Many harbor seals are found in sub-arctic and arctic waters of the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans and typically inhabit estuaries, rivers and places where beaches are at low tides. You may have seen harbor seals spending time in the San Francisco Bay or even along the European coast from Finland to Portugal. Although the harbor seals are found around the world, they do not migrate regularly unless they are in search of feeding grounds.


Male harbor seals can reach up to 375lbs and females up to 331lbs. When you visit Sea Lion Point, see if you can spot the difference between a sea lion and a harbor seal. Sea lions are the louder of the two and walk using their large flippers, but harbor seals have small flippers and move on their bellies.