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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 Research and Studies

Biologists from WDFW's Marine Mammal Investigations and other agencies and organizations (see Research Organizations) are working on assessing the status of the health of Puget Sound and establish a baseline of data that will enable trends to be tracked over time on species that spend some significant portion of their year on marine waters and are highly dependent upon the marine resource. Harbor seals are excellent sentinels of marine ecosystem health because of their high trophic level. We are conducting research regarding life history parameter, contaminants and immunological response, reproductive success, disease and overall health monitoring at our long-term study site in southern Puget Sound.

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

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Seal Health and Disease Studies


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)