2012 population estimate for the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina concolor) in New England waters.

Gordon T. Waring, , Elizabeth Josephson, Stephanie Wood & James R. Gilbert
This survey was conducted to obtain an abundance estimate for the New England harbor seal (Phoca vitulina concolor) population, as the previous estimate (2001) was outdated for stock assessment purposes. Aerial photographic surveys and radio tracking of harbor seals on ledges along the Maine coast were conducted during the pupping period in late May 2012. Twenty-nine harbor seals (20 adults and 9 juveniles) were captured and radio-tagged prior to the aerial survey. Of these, 18...
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