SEAL is a sleek, torpedo-shaped mammal common to inshore waters along the BC coast. Its limbs are modified into flippers and it moves awkwardly on land, but it is highly adapted to the marine environment. Seals feed on a wide variety of FISH, SQUID and crustaceans. The most common BC seal is the Pacific harbour seal (Phoca vitulina), widespread along the coast and often seen basking on rock ledges, mud flats and log booms in groups of varying size, up to several hundred individuals. When this...

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