Beneath the Waves in California - ecophotog

© Joseph W. Dougherty. All rights reserved. Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758 Harbor Seal Recognized Subspecies - P. vitulina concolor (DeKay, 1842) - P. vitulina mellonae (Doutt, 1942) - P. vitulina richardsi (Gray, 1864) - P. vitulina stejnegeri (J. A. Allen, 1902) - P. vitulina vitulina Linnaeus, 1758 Harbor seal swimming through the giant kelp forest. Anacapa Island, Channel Islands National Park, CA.

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From Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary