harbor seal

noun

Definition of harbor seal 

: a small hair seal (Phoca vitulina) of oceanic coasts in the northern hemisphere that often ascends rivers

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The male harbor seal was lying on the beach shore and was clearly emaciated. Katie Camero, BostonGlobe.com, "Harbor seal found off Seabrook, N.H.," 3 July 2018 Current residents include Lox, a gray seal that was found last month malnourished and with bite wounds on the beach at Assateague and is being treated with antibiotiocs, and Marmalade, a harbor seal found malnourished with a viral infection. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "National Aquarium opens new Animal Care and Rescue Center," 17 May 2018 There's also Maya, the baby giraffe, who was born in May and Milo, the harbor seal pup, who was born just a few weeks later. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Everything (old and new) you should do at the zoo with your kids," 25 June 2018 That combination attracts an array of marine birds, harbor seals and sea lions. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sunday getaway to Bodega Bay," 27 May 2018 The Alaska SeaLife Center has two new young pups: A newborn sea otter and harbor seal, both thought to be abandoned. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Meet the Alaska SeaLife Center’s newest pups," 15 June 2018 Adjacent to the harbor seals pool, Husk Haus features a large corn roasting grill and will also sell brats, hot dogs and beer. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Zoo food has gone upscale. Food trucks, beer garden and roasted corn stand now available to animal watchers," 25 May 2018 After three deaths at the Milwaukee County Zoo in April (two gorillas and one snow leopard), the zoo is happy to announce two births in May. The latest new addition to the zoo family is a baby harbor seal, who was born early Wednesday morning. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A baby seal was born at the Milwaukee County Zoo Wednesday," 31 May 2018 Mayer spoke as his boat putt-putted among sea otters, harbor seals and pelicans crowding the salt-water estuary called Elkhorn Slough. Washington Post, "Sea otters rebound but struggle to regain historic range," 18 May 2018

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1766, in the meaning defined above

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