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Seal photos and video footage were taken by Dyanna Lambourn, WDFW biologist

Cascadia Research Collective

Special thanks to Dept. of Social and Health Services
Photo of Great blue heron in the water with a frog in its beak.
Live SealCam
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Pre-Recorded Video
Harbor seal mother giving birth to a pup and their first swim
Harbor seal mother protecting her newborn pup from Bald Eagles
Harbor seal mom and pup interactions
Tips for viewing harbor seals
Other wildlife sightings at harbor seal rookery
Gertrude Island: Harbor Seals, a Raccoon and a Coyote
Sharing the Shore with Harbor Seal Pups in Washington State
Interview with Dyanna Lambourn, WDFW Biologist
Want to Learn More?
Western Washington SealCam Blog
General Natural History of the Harbor Seal
Seal Research and Studies
Sharing the Shore with Harbor Seal Pups in Washington State WDFW & NOAA
The Life of a Harbor Seal Pup: From Birth to Weaning Photographic Story
Life and Death on Seal Haul Out Photographic Series
Reports and Abstracts
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina) in Southern Puget Sound, Washington
Temporal trends in contaminants In Puget Sound harbor seal


Seal Bibliography and Links


  • Banfield, A.W. The Mammals of Canada. Buffalo, New York: University of Toronto Press, 1974, pp. 369-72.
  • Bonner, W. Nigel. The Natural History of Seals. New York: Facts of File Publications, 1990.
  • Chapman, Joseph and George A. Feldhammer, eds. Wild Mammals of North America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982.
  • Gaskin, D.E. Whales, Dolphins, and Seals. Hong Kong: Heinemann Educational Books, 1972.
  • Haley, Delphine, ed. Marine Mammals. Seattle: Pacific Search PRess, 1978.
  • Harrison, R.J. and Judith E. King. Marine Mammals. Lond: Hutchinson & Co., Ltd. 1980.
  • King, Judith E. Seals of the World. Second edition. New York: Comstock Publishing Associates, 1983.
  • Nowak, Ronald M. Walker's Mammals of the World, Volume 2. Fifth edition. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University PRess, 1991. pp. 1266-74.
  • Reeves, Randall R., Brent S. Steward, and Stephen Leatherwood. The Sierra Club Handbook fo Seals and Sirenians. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1992.
  • Ridgway, Sam H., ed. Mammals of the Sea, Biology and Medicine. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1972.
  • Ridgway, Sam H., and Richard J. Harrison, eds. Handbook of Marine Mammals, Volume 2: Seals. London: Academic Press, 1981.
  • Riedman, Marianne. The Pinnipeds: Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
  • Scheffer, Victor B. Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses, a Review of the Pinnipedia. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1958.
  • Yochem, Pamela K. Brent S. Stewart, Robert L. DeLong, and Douglas P. DeMaster. "Diel Haul-out Patterns and Site Fidelity of Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina) on San Miguel Island, California, in Autumn." Marine Mammal Science 3 (4), 1987, pp. 323-332.
Books for Young Readers
  • Baker, Lucy. Seals. New York: Puffin Books, 1990.
  • Brown, Joseph E. Wonders of Seals and Sea Lions. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1976.
  • Darling, Louis. Seals and Walruses. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1955.
  • Field, Nancy and Sally Machlis. Discovery Marine Mammals. A Learning and Activity Book. Third printing. Corvallis, Oregon: Dog-Eared publications, 1989.
  • Goudey, Alice E. Here Come the Seals. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1957.
  • Grace, Eric S. Seals. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1991.
  • Martin, Rafe and David Shannon. They Boy Who Lived With Seals. New York: G.P. Putnam and Sons, 1993 (fiction).
  • Petty, Kate. Baby Animals. Seals. New York: Gloucester Press, 1990.
  • Selsam, Millicent E. and Joyce Hunt. A First Look at Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses. New York: Walker and Company, 1988.
  • Soler, Joelle. Animal Close-ups - The Seal, Furry Swimmer. Watertown, Massachusetts: Charlesbirdge, 1990.
  • Wexo, John Bonnett. ZooBooks 2: Seals, Sea Lions and Walruses. San Diego: Wildlife Education, Ltd., 1985.

Related Links
People for Puget Sound Alaska Dept of Fish & Game - Harbor Seal Info
Bibliography and links Seal Conservation Society
Northwest Marine Mammal Stranding Network- Washington Cascadia
Marine Mammal Protection Act National Marine Mammal Laboratory
NMFS marine mammal viewing guidelines San Fransico Harbor Seals and Links
Be Whale Wise: Whale Watching Guidelines (PDF) Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
See More Wildlife: Elephant Seal and Steller Sea Lion Cam National Marine Fisheries Service
Marine Mammal Center Whale museum
Boater Education Guidelines: Best Practices for Viewing Marine Wildlife (PDF)