Species

Phoca vitulina

Authority

Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758

Family

Phocidae

Species Category

Fauna - Mammals: Marine - Native

Distribution

Found along temperate and Arctic marine coastlines of the Northern Hemisphere. On Mull it is found commonly in the Sound of Mull and in Loch Scridain, Loch Tuath and around the smaller offshore islands to the west of Mull.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about common seals in the Hebrides go to the website of the Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust. This was established in 1994  (based in Tobermory) and is a registered charity that has pioneered practical, locally-based education and monitoring programmes on cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in the Hebrides.

This page last updated on 8 Jan 2014