Juan Fernandez Fur Seal (Arctocephalus philippii)

December 19, 2016

The Juan Fernández Fur Seal is a polygynous species. Based on sealer observations made during the late 18th century, the breeding season lasts from mid-November through the end of January, and the colonies are essentially […]

Antarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus gazella)

December 19, 2016

Fur seals are the smallest seals and closely related to dogs and sea lions, able to walk on all fours. The common name of fur seal includes several species: Antarctic fur seals, subantarctic fur seals […]

Galapagos Fur Seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis)

December 19, 2016

With a population size of about 50,000, the Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus, subspecies: wollebacki) is one of the first animals that visitors to the Galapagos Islands encounter. They can often be found sprawled on […]

New Zealand Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

December 19, 2016

Fur seals and sea lions are distinguished from other seals by their external ear flaps and hind flippers which rotate forward, allowing them to move quickly on land. New Zealand fur seals can be distinguished […]

South American Fur Seal (Arctocephalus australis)

December 19, 2016

South American Fur Seals are sexually dimorphic. Adult males are approximately 1.3 times longer and 3.3 times heavier than adult females. Adult males can reach 2 m and 90–160 kg, and possibly 200 kg; females […]

New Zealand Sea Lion (Phocarctos hookeri)

December 19, 2016

Hooker’s sea lions, also known as New Zealand sea lions, are one of only five species of sea lions in the world, the others being the Australian sea lion, the South American sea lion, the […]

South American Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens)

December 19, 2016

The South American Sea Lion is the most abundant marine mammal occurring along the southern part of South America (Cappozzo 2002). The population of the coast of Uruguay consists of two main reproductive colonies, Isla […]

Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea)

December 19, 2016

  The Australian Sea-lion has a blunt snout, with small tightly rolled external ears. Males have dark blackish to chocolate brown fur with a whitish crown of the head and nape of the neck, whilst […]

Crabeater Seal (Lobodon carcinophagus)

December 19, 2016

Crabeater seals are the most numerous of the world’s seals.  There are millions of crabeater seals.  After the pups are born, a male will join and defend the female, waiting for his chance to breed.  […]

Northern Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus)

December 18, 2016

Northern fur seals are members of the “eared seal” family (Otariidae). They have a stocky body, small head, and a very short snout. Their flippers are the longest in the Orariidae family–their hind flippers can […]

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