News tagged with harbour seals

European coastal pollution is harmful to seals

The bodies of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina), which live in estuaries or along coastlines where industrial activities take place, are highly contaminated. This is the result of a European study, involving Spanis ...

dateMar 22, 2011 in Ecology
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Waves and the perception power of seals

If you ever thought that murky waters would stop seals in their (hunting) tracks, think again. Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) extend their vibration-sensitive whiskers to find food when their vision is obstructed. ...

dateMay 16, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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