Harbor seal variation

Title Info
Common name Seals, Harbor
Scientific name Phoca vitulina
Taxonomic group Phocidae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Selection and adaptations Variation; Coloration
Organisms Animals
Animals Mammals
Lessons Natural Selection; Variation; Biodiversity
Location Point Lobos,California,USA,North America

Color variation in harbor seals, California. These harbor seals exhibit a great deal of color variation. This variation may or may not be under genetic control. If it is genetically based, it may play a role as raw material for natural selection.