Definition of harbour seal in English:

harbour seal


  • North American term for common seal
    • ‘These results are in agreement with a report from the Oregon coast of a location that is also a harbor seal molting but not pupping area.’
    • ‘I always order lobster and I eat shrimp faster than a harbor seal.’
    • ‘Fears have been expressed that the harbour seal here could face extinction.’
    • ‘Thirteen years after the spill, many species - including the common loon, several species of cormorant and the harbour seal - show little or no signs of recovery.’
    • ‘These taxa were phylogenetically related to the mouse, the rat, the rabbit, the guinea pig, the armadillo, the horse, the cow, the pig, the fin whale, the gray seal, the harbor seal, the dog, the cat, and the hedgehog.’