|Harbor seals prefer to frequent familiar resting sites.
They may spend several days at sea and travel up to
50 kilometers in search of feeding grounds.Resting
sites may be both rugged, rocky coasts, such as
those of the Hebrides or the shorelines of
New England, or sandy beaches.
Fish such as menhaden, anchovy, sea bass,
herring, mackerel, cod, whiting and flatfish,
and occasionally shrimp, crabs, mollusks and squid.
Individual seals possess a unique pattern of spots,
either dark on a light background or light on a dark.
They vary in color from brownish black to tan or grey;
underparts are generally lighter. The body and flippers
are short, heads are rounded. Nostrils appear
Adults can be up to 1.85 meters in length and weigh
from 55 to 168 kg. Females are generally smaller.