Meet Our Animals > Harbor Seal
Quick Facts
Native to North Atlantic and Northern Pacific Oceans
Primary Diet Fish, such as rockfish, herring, cod, mackerel, flounder and salmon.
Adult Weight Males 120 to 300 pounds; Females 100-190 pounds
Lifespan 25 to 30 years
Status Stable

Harbor Seal


Harbor seals can dive to depths of 500 feet (152.4 meters) but depths of up to 1,460 feet (446 meters) have been recorded. They can remain submerged for up to 30 minutes at a time. During the winter, the blubber layer can account for up to 30 percent of a harbor seal’s body mass.

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