Harbour Seal

The harbour seal is the most common seal around Iceland and is usually seen off the north-western coast. These seals have rounded heads and muzzles and juveniles sometimes have dark rings around their eyes, giving the impression of wearing spectacles, when they are dry.

In June, the females give birth to one pup, which they will nurse for three to four weeks. They are not known for extensive travelling and adults usually come back to the same colony, most likely their own birth colony, every year.

SOURCES: 

  • http://www.pinnipeds.org/seal-information/species-information-pages/the-phocid-seals/harbour-seal
  • http://www.selasetur.is/en/seals/about-icelandic-seals/harbour-seal.html

Harbour Seal

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