- Scientific Name: Phoca vitulina
- Length: 5.6 – 6.3 feet
- Weight: Up to 245 lbs
- Population seen in the Northeast*: Approximately 75,000
- Status: Protected
- Description: Short, concave, dog-like snouts. Tend to haul out on land in a banana-like posture with their head and rear flippers elevated. Speckled pelt that may appear lighter when hauled out. Males tend to be larger than females.
* Western North Atlantic Population