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Harbour Seals stick to familiar resting spots, or haul out sites. These will be near regular foraging areas where they can be safe from adverse weather and predators.
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The common name is Harbour Seal, or Common Seal. The scientific name is Phoca Vitulina.
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Adult Harbour Seals can grow up to 1.85 meters (6.1 feet) and weigh 132 kilograms (290 pounds).
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Harbour Seal pups are able to swim and dive within hours of birth.
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Male Harbour Seals live for 20 to 25 years. The female lives longer, some 30 to 35 years.
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Usually found in the North Atlantic or North Pacific oceans. 5% of the world population can be found in UK waters.
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