- Domain-Eukaryotas; This group contains animals with one nucleus and can be single celled or multi-celled.
- Kingdom-Animalia; This Kingdom can have organs made up of tissues, parts that have rapid movement, and cells organized in tissues.
- Phylum-Chordata; The tail covers its anus, 3 germ layers with well developed coelom, and has bilateral symmetry
- Subphylum-Vertebrata; this animal eats fishes, reptiles, mammals,etc are all vertebrata, the vertebral column can surround the stiffener, and all vertebrates share a vertebral column
- Class-Mammalian; The class mammalia has about 5000 species that are placed in 26 different orders while some can have hair for all of their life
- Order-Carnivora;can be recognized by their upper premolar. The teeth can be known as the carnassial pair. These teeth are secondarily modified.
- Family-Phocidae;can vary in size and some can not bring their hind flippers under their body. They dont have an external ear.
- Genus-Phoca; Harbor seals
- Species; P. Vitulina
this is a harbor seal were its trying to learn how to swim in a zoo pool.
This picture shows a harbor seal swimming in its natural habitat with its head and part of its back sticking out of the water.
Map Showing Where Harbor Seals Live
This map shows where you can find harbor seals
Burton, M. (2002). Harbor seal. In International wildlife encyclopedia (3rd ed., Vol. 8, pp. 1132-1134). New York, NY: Marshall Cavendish.
Cale, K. 2012. "Phoca vitulina" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed March 11, 2015 at http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Phoca_vitulina/