Identify a species

Six species of seals – the harp, hooded, grey, ringed, bearded and harbour – are found off the Atlantic coast of Canada, although ringed and bearded seals are typically Arctic species.

Species Name Species Group Region(s) / Province(s) / Territory(s) Status
Details for Bearded seal
Bearded seal
Marine Mammals    
Grey Seal
Grey Seal
Halichoerus grypus
Marine Mammals    
Details for Harbour seal
Harbour seal
Marine Mammals    
Harbour Seal Lacs des Loups Marins subspecies
Harbour Seal Lacs des Loups Marins subspecies
Phoca vitulina mellonae
Marine Mammal Quebec At-Risk
Harp Seal
Harp Seal
Pagophilus groenlandicus
Marine Mammals Quebec  
Details for Hooded seal
Hooded seal
Marine Mammals    
Details for Northern Fur Seal
Northern Fur Seal
Callorhinus ursinus
Marine Mammal Pacific At-Risk
Details for Pinnipeds - Seals, Sea Lions and Walruses
Pinnipeds
Seals, Sea Lions and Walruses
Marine Mammal    
Details for Ringed seal
Ringed seal
Marine Mammals