CLAM LAGOON
Clam Lagoon, Adak Island, Aleutians, AK [ info ] [ enlarge ]

Harbor Seal Resting and Birthing Areas: North Pacific

NEW! - Images from China and Japan

Harbor seals have historically been reported from China to Baja California around the northern coasts of the Pacific Ocean. They have been classified into two subspecies, Phoca vitulina stejnegeri in the western Pacific from China to Japan, Korea, and Russia, and Phoca vitulina richardii on the eastern Pacific side from Alaska to Baja California.

These photos have been provided by "seal watchers" from many locations. They often required the use of a telephoto lens or an approach from a hidden access point to avoid interference. Images have credit listed in the [ info ] tag and a [ link ] to the provider's webspace if not a SealWatch.org photo.

The images are here presented in clockwise order, beginning with China, Japan, Russia, through the Aleutians, Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and finally Baja California in Mexico. Images from Korea are still being sought.

Additional California images

North Atlantic - West

North Atlantic - East

SEAL BAY YANTAI CITY

Yantai City, China
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HOKKAIDO

Hokkaido, Japan
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COMMANDER ISLANDS

Commander Isles, Russia
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CLAM LAGOON

Adak Island, Aleutians, AK
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KENAI FJORDS

Kenai Fjords, AK
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RACE ROCKS

Race Rocks, BC
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LIME KILN

San Juan Island, WA
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CROOK PONT

Crook Point, OR
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HOPKINS MARINE

Monterey, CA
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TODOS SANTOS SEAL

Todos Santos Island,
Baja California Norte, MX

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SAN JERONIMO SEALS

San Jerónimo Island,
Baja California Norte, MX

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ASUNCION SEALS

Asunción Island,
Baja California Sur, MX

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