- 100-300 lb, up to 6 ft long with lots of blubber and flippers
- carnivore, dental formula 3-1-4-1/2-1-4-1
- Harbor Seals forages by swimming in Puget Sound and catch fish, crabs, squid and many other sea creatures.
- Molars are used to crush and crunch clams and mussels.
- They are common resting out of the water on isolated log booms, docks, piling and beaches in Puget Sound
- In the water, especially look from ferries, for the part of their head and body out of the water and then a dive showing their back as the ferry approaches
- Watch for flocks of birds out in Puget Sound for signs of a seal. The bird are scavenging bits of food as a seal shakes a large fish to rip off bite sized pieces.