Harbor Seal: Phoca vitulina

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This website was created for the Organismal Biology course at the Univeristy of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Each pair of students selected an organism and researched various aspects of importance. Daniel Nash completed the Habitat and Reproduction pages. Alyssa Dorosz completed the Adaptations and Interactions pages. This project progressed throughout the first semester, utilizing the help of the Murphy Learning Center, WINGS Technology Staff, Biology Faculty, and the resources mentioned below. The completed website and materials were due December 9th, 2013.

 If you have any questions or comments about the website, please contact us by e-mail at:

dorosz.alys@uwlax.edu    (Alyssa Dorosz)

My name is Alyssa Dorosz and I attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. I am currently in pursuit of a double-major in Psychology and Spanish with hopes of working in counseling or youth intervention. In the upcoming years I plan to study abroad and attend grad school after graduating. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies with my family and friends, reading, and listening to music.

nash.dani@uwlax.edu       (Daniel Nash)

Hello! My name is Daniel Nash, and I'm from a small town south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin called Mukwonago. I am currently attending UW-La Crosse in pursuit of my Biomedical degree. After graduation I hope to attend medical school, and achieve my dream of becoming a physician. Aside from academics, I spend my free time playing guitar, relaxing with friends, and exercising.

As our globe continues to change, we run the risk of losing species. Although the harbor seal is rated "Least Concern" on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species, we are responsible for ensuring harbor seals never progress toward endangerment. Below you will find resources concerning conservation education. If you are interested in helping the harbor seal, or any other organisms, start by learning more about them. With knowledge, comes power. With power, comes change.

Milwaukee Zoo, Milwaukee WI
Shedd Aquarium, Chicago IL
Seal Conservation Society
National Geographic
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens


With Special Thanks To:

The New England Aquarium
Marine Mammal Center
Aquarium of the Pacific
Marine Mammal Institute at OSU
NOAA Fisheries