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When feeding, harbor seals typically remain submerged for up to 10 minutes and reach depths of 160 feet. However they are able to dive for up to 60 minutes and to descend more than 1,000 feet.
Coastal North America: Long Island to Arctic Ocean and Baja California to western Alaska
Near shore, sheltered bays, river estuaries
Common where undisturbed
Fish (tom cod, hake, sculpin), squid, shrimp
Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for harbor seal.