The harbor seal can be found in abundance along the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic coasts, where they haul out onto rocks, beaches and glacial ice edges. This species is social and stays in large groups to avoid predators, both in and out of the water. Since they're non-migratory, many harbor seal populations share habitats close to humans, putting these pinnipeds in danger of illegal feeding, boat collisions and harassment.
How Your Adoption Helps Protect Harbor Seals: Harbor seals are susceptible to the harmful effects of ocean pollution, including marine debris, fishing gear entanglement and chemical pollutants. Oceana campaigns to protect their precious habitats and defend landmark legislation that prevent marine mammals like the harbor seal from population declines caused by human activity.