A group comprised of several species of eared seals found in two genera, in the family Otariidae. In comparison to SEA LIONS, they have an especially dense wooly undercoat.
The family Phocidae, suborder PINNIPEDIA, order CARNIVORA, comprising the true seals. They lack external ears and are unable to use their hind flippers to walk. It includes over 18 species including the harp seal, probably the best known seal species in the world.
The suborder of aquatic CARNIVORA comprising the WALRUSES; FUR SEALS; SEA LIONS; and EARLESS SEALS. They have fusiform bodies with very short tails and are found on all sea coasts. The offspring are born on land.
An activity in which the organism plunges into water. It includes scuba and bell diving. Diving as natural behavior of animals goes here, as well as diving in decompression experiments with humans or animals.
Widely scattered islands in the Atlantic Ocean as far north as the AZORES and as far south as the South Sandwich Islands, with the greatest concentration found in the CARIBBEAN REGION. They include Annobon Island, Ascension, Canary Islands, Falkland Islands, Fernando Po (also called Isla de Bioko and Bioko), Gough Island, Madeira, Sao Tome and Principe, Saint Helena, and Tristan da Cunha.
An order of pelagic, shrimplike CRUSTACEA. Many consume ZOOPLANKTON and a few are predacious. Many antarctic species, such as Euphausia superba, constitute the chief food of other animals.
A group comprised of several species of aquatic carnivores in different genera, in the family Otariidae. In comparison to FUR SEALS, they have shorter, less dense hair.
A genus in the family of EARLESS SEALS (Phocidae) and collectively the most abundant PINNIPEDS in the Northern Hemisphere.
Delay in the attachment and implantation of BLASTOCYST to the uterine ENDOMETRIUM. The blastocyst remains unattached beyond the normal duration thus delaying embryonic development.
The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)
Stable nitrogen atoms that have the same atomic number as the element nitrogen, but differ in atomic weight. N-15 is a stable nitrogen isotope.
Young, unweaned mammals. Refers to nursing animals whether nourished by their biological mother, foster mother, or bottle fed.
The behavior patterns associated with or characteristic of a mother.
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
Heat production, or its measurement, of an organism at the lowest level of cell chemistry in an inactive, awake, fasting state. It may be determined directly by means of a calorimeter or indirectly by calculating the heat production from an analysis of the end products of oxidation within the organism or from the amount of oxygen utilized.
The discipline studying genetic composition of populations and effects of factors such as GENETIC SELECTION, population size, MUTATION, migration, and GENETIC DRIFT on the frequencies of various GENOTYPES and PHENOTYPES using a variety of GENETIC TECHNIQUES.
A readily reversible suspension of sensorimotor interaction with the environment, usually associated with recumbency and immobility.
A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
A metallic element with atomic symbol Fe, atomic number 26, and atomic weight 55.85. It is an essential constituent of HEMOGLOBINS; CYTOCHROMES; and IRON-BINDING PROTEINS. It plays a role in cellular redox reactions and in the transport of OXYGEN.
The non-genetic biological changes of an organism in response to challenges in its ENVIRONMENT.
A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
Proteins found in any species of bacterium.
A species of MORBILLIVIRUS causing distemper in seals.
Recording of electric currents developed in the brain by means of electrodes applied to the scalp, to the surface of the brain, or placed within the substance of the brain.
The continent lying around the South Pole and the southern waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. It includes the Falkland Islands Dependencies. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p55)
Infestations with arthropods of the subclass ACARI, superorder Acariformes.
Genotypic differences observed among individuals in a population.
Low-molecular-weight compounds produced by microorganisms that aid in the transport and sequestration of ferric iron. (The Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology, 1994)
A filament-like structure consisting of a shaft which projects to the surface of the SKIN from a root which is softer than the shaft and lodges in the cavity of a HAIR FOLLICLE. It is found on most surfaces of the body.
In eukaryotes, a genetic unit consisting of a noncontiguous group of genes under the control of a single regulator gene. In bacteria, regulons are global regulatory systems involved in the interplay of pleiotropic regulatory domains and consist of several OPERONS.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
An area of water mostly surrounded by land, usually smaller than a gulf, and affording access to the sea.
Proteins involved in the transport of NUCLEOTIDES across cellular membranes.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
The seepage of fluids, debris, and micro-organisms between the walls of a prepared dental cavity and the restoration.
Mammals of the family Phocoenidae comprising four genera found in the North Pacific Ocean and both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean and in various other seas. They differ from DOLPHINS in that porpoises have a blunt snout and a rather stocky body while dolphins have a beak-like snout and a slender, streamlined body. They usually travel in small groups. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp1003-4)
An order of insects comprising the sucking lice, which are blood-sucking ectoparasites of mammals. Recognized families include: Echinphthiriidae, Haematopinidae, and Pediculidae. The latter contains the medically important genera affecting humans: PEDICULUS and PHTHIRUS.
A name for several highly contagious viral diseases of animals, especially canine distemper. In dogs, it is caused by the canine distemper virus (DISTEMPER VIRUS, CANINE). It is characterized by a diphasic fever, leukopenia, gastrointestinal and respiratory inflammation and sometimes, neurologic complications. In cats it is known as FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA.
A type of oropharyngeal airway that provides an alternative to endotracheal intubation and standard mask anesthesia in certain patients. It is introduced into the hypopharynx to form a seal around the larynx thus permitting spontaneous or positive pressure ventilation without penetration of the larynx or esophagus. It is used in place of a facemask in routine anesthesia. The advantages over standard mask anesthesia are better airway control, minimal anesthetic gas leakage, a secure airway during patient transport to the recovery area, and minimal postoperative problems.
Mammals of the families Delphinidae (ocean dolphins), Iniidae, Lipotidae, Pontoporiidae, and Platanistidae (all river dolphins). Among the most well-known species are the BOTTLE-NOSED DOLPHIN and the KILLER WHALE (a dolphin). The common name dolphin is applied to small cetaceans having a beaklike snout and a slender, streamlined body, whereas PORPOISES are small cetaceans with a blunt snout and rather stocky body. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp978-9)
A genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria usually containing granules of poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate. They characteristically invade the root hairs of leguminous plants and act as intracellular symbionts.
A genus of the family PARAMYXOVIRIDAE (subfamily PARAMYXOVIRINAE) where the virions of most members have hemagglutinin but not neuraminidase activity. All members produce both cytoplasmic and intranuclear inclusion bodies. MEASLES VIRUS is the type species.
The functional hereditary units of BACTERIA.
A great expanse of continuous bodies of salt water which together cover more than 70 percent of the earth's surface. Seas may be partially or entirely enclosed by land, and are smaller than the five oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic).
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of bacteria.
The regulatory elements of an OPERON to which activators or repressors bind thereby effecting the transcription of GENES in the operon.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Australian fur seals haul-out on small ledges. The Tasmanian tree skink is also present. Australia portal Islands portal List ... There is very little flora due to the rocky nature of the island. What little plant life there is grows in crevices in the ...
Brown fur seals prefer to haul out and breed on rocky islands, rock ledges and reefs, and pebble and boulder beaches. However, ... The brown fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus), also known as the Cape fur seal, South African fur seal, and Australian fur seal, ... Eared seals). (includes fur seals. and sea lions). (Pinniped inclusive). Arctocephalus. *South American fur seal (A. australis) ... The brown fur seal is the largest and most robust fur seal. It has a large and broad head with a pointed snout that may be flat ...
Cape fur seals on Namibian coast, 2007.. Jackals among seals at Cape Cross, Namibia, 2007. ... such as the Rocky Escarpment, or being adapted to arid conditions.[16] ...
They have even been observed preying on penguins, pelicans, and young South American fur seals. South American sea lions may ... South American sea lions breed on beaches made of sand, gravel, rocky, or pebble beaches. They can also be seen on flat, rocky ... Harcourt, R (1993). "Individual variation in predation on fur seals by southern sea lions (Otaria byronia) in Peru". Canadian ... On rocky beaches, males establish territories where females go to cool off, keeping them until estrus. On cobble or sandy ...
The Russian fur-seal islands. Washington, Govt. Print. Off. Jordan, David Starr (1898). The fur seals and fur-seal islands of ... Some would go ashore to take advantage of the bounty of seabirds and pinnipeds residing on the island's rocky shores. On 3 June ... Schooners hunted fur seals on the island between 1889 and 1896. At least 2,250 were caught, with a peak of 879 by four ...
In season southern right whales, occasionally killer whales, humpback dolphins, Haviside's dolphin and Cape fur seals are ... In 1806, the first casualties of the Battle of Blaauwberg drowned when their boat was driven by the large surf into the rocky ... Bloubergstrand has a long white sand beach on the Atlantic Ocean, with a few rocky outcrops where black mussels are found. The ...
The sea coast seems to have moved up the river, as there are fragments from black mussels, granite limpets, and Cape fur seals ... Animals from rocky environments are also found including klipspringer, and vaalribbok. There is also evidence of local ...
The bay is also famous - or infamous - for its great white sharks, which hunt the Cape fur seals that live in the area. Cape ... Although these two rocky capes are very well known, neither cape is actually the southernmost point of the mainland of Africa; ... Over the years scores of fishermen have been swept to their deaths from the rocky platforms by freak waves. False Bay, which ...
New Zealand fur seals and occasionally elephant seals are found resting on the rocks. Coordinates: 45°06′43″S 170°58′34″E /  ... Cape Wanbrow is a rocky headland overlooking Oamaru Harbour, New Zealand. Although it has been a commercial forestry area for a ...
Australian and New Zealand fur seals use the rocky shore as a haul-out site, and the latter species has bred there in small ...
They are the site of a significant Australian fur seal colony, with an estimated 14,000 seals (12.4% of the population) in 2010 ... The Skerries comprise three small, rocky islands 100 metres (330 ft) offshore from the mouth of the Wingan River, in East ... "Continued population recovery by Australian fur seals". Marine and Freshwater Research. 61 (6): 695-701. doi:10.1071/MF09213. v ...
Tauranga Bay at Cape Foulwind is home to a fur seal breeding colony, which is accessible by a well-maintained walking track. ... It was previously named Rocky Cape by Abel Tasman, the first European to visit it, in 1642. The present name was bestowed upon ... Unfortunately, the number of fur seals and penguins seem to be declining. A large cement work, which is now closed, is located ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Census and Individual size of NZ fur seal - Kekeno pups on the west coast south Island ...
... elephant seals, harbor seals, northern fur seals and sea otters. Historically this area was one of the most productive abalone ... Offshore, a high relief deepwater rocky structure attracts large forage fish populations and provides shelter for rockfish. ... Piedreas Blancas is home to an important elephant seal rookery. Friends of the Elephant Seal is a non-profit organization ... Act Initiative CalOceans Hearst San Simeon State Historic Monument Piedras Blancas Light Station Friends of the Elephant Seal. ...
Animals protected include many species of waders, waterbirds and seabirds, as well as Australian fur seals, Burrunan dolphins, ... Habitats protected by the marine national park include seagrass meadows, kelp forests, intertidal and subtidal rocky reefs, ...
Under the Fur Seal Act of 1966, hunting of the seals was forbidden in the Pribilofs, with the exception of subsistence hunting ... About 77 square miles (200 km2) in total area, they are mostly rocky and are covered with tundra, with a population of 572 as ... but the industry shrank considerably owing to seal-hunting on the open sea. The North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 was ... His films of fur seals led to efforts to protect the animals. The buildings on St. George and St. Paul Islands related to the ...
It is a haul-out site for Australian fur seals. Australia portal Islands portal List of islands of Tasmania "Small Southern ... The Sugarloaf Rock is a steep, rocky unpopulated islet located close to the south-western coast of Tasmania, Australia. ...
Eared seals). (includes fur seals. and sea lions). (Pinniped inclusive). Arctocephalus. *South American fur seal (A. australis) ... The holt is built under tree roots or a rocky cairn, more common in Scotland. It is lined with moss and grass. ... By the time the 1911 Fur Seal Treaty gave them protection, so few sea otters remained that the fur trade had become ... they rely on a layer of air trapped in their fur, which they keep topped up by blowing into the fur from their mouths. They ...
Yellow-eyed penguins may be observed here, as well as fur seals and sometimes sea lions and elephant seals (one of few places ... surrounded by rocky islets (The Nuggets). The point is home to many seabirds, including penguins, gannets and royal spoonbills ... and a large breeding colony of fur seals. Roaring Bay, on the south coast of the tip of Nugget Point, is home to a small colony ... The Nuggets Road is sealed for its entirety and climbs the bluff towards two car parks at Nugget Point. The walk to Roaring Bay ...
At low tide, better viewing of the seals can be had as the ocean gives way to a rocky base which is easily navigable by foot ... There is also a large and readily observed colony of southern fur seals at the eastern edge of the town. ... vessel A sperm whale seen from on a whale-watching tour boat off Kaikoura A seal colony on Kaikoura's peninsula A fur seal on ... Kaikōura also has a small sealed airstrip located 6 km south of the main centre. Kaikoura Airport is mainly used for whale ...
... elephant seals and fur seals. HIMI was inscribed as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1999 under the title " "Territory of Heard Island ... The islands are small and rocky. In 1980, they consisted of McDonald Island (186 metres (610 ft) high), Flat Island (55 metres ...
... and fur seals often feed off the rocky outcrop between the second and third coves past the main bay in the early evening. The ...
American zoologist who made important investigations of fur seals and birds in the islands of the Bering Sea at the end of the ... is a conspicuous rocky peak, 190 m, at the head of Evermann Cove on Bird Island, South Georgia. Surveyed by the South Georgia ... member of the Joint British-American Commission for Fur Seal Investigation in the Bering Sea, 1896. This article incorporates ...
Other important fauna include the imperial shag, sea lions and south American fur seals, who are known to rest on the islands, ... Some of the rocky shoreline supports a mussel population. The Magellanic penguin is not an endangered species, but it is close ... Very few species of flora are found on the islands, which may be due to the cold, windy climate, as well as the rocky substrate ...
Australian sea lions breed on the islands, and New Zealand fur seals may haul out there. Seabirds for which the islands are ... An etching showing a rocky feature of one of the islands and a flock of shearwaters in flight was published in the Illustrated ...
By the time the 1911 Fur Seal Treaty gave them protection, so few sea otters remained that the fur trade had become ... The holt is built under tree roots or a rocky cairn, more common in Scotland. It is lined with moss and grass. ... they rely on a layer of air trapped in their fur, which they keep topped up by blowing into the fur from their mouths. They ... Unlike most marine mammals (such as seals or whales), sea otters do not have a layer of insulating blubber.[15] As with other ...
... and New Zealand Fur-seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) haul-out areas. Cap Island also bears the alternative name of Gap Island and ... historically was also known as Rocky Island. Matthew Flinders named the island on 16 February 1802, alluding to the island's ...
Harbor seal, Phoca vitulina - A Northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus - O Steller's sea lion, Eumetopias jubatus - U ... rocky areas - C Olympic chipmunk, Neotamias amoenus caunnus, open forests, brushy, rocky areas - CL, EN Northern flying ... It resides at high elevations and is a sure-footed climber, often resting on rocky cliffs that predators cannot reach. The ... Sea otter, Enhydra lutris - CL River otter, Lutra canadensis - C (rocky intertidal) ...
... bear Fur Seal Harbor seal Elephant seal White rhinoceros Indian rhinoceros Water chevrotain Siberian ibex Dalls sheep Rocky ... Samples are taken from wildlife such as Peruvian fur seals, South American sea lions, Inca terns, Peruvian boobies, Guanay ... Eastern black rhinoceros Giant anteater Pygmy hippopotamus South American tapir Pinniped Point California sea lion Grey seal ...
... as the American armed corvette Aspasia under Captain Edmund Fanning took 57,000 fur seals at South Georgia in 1800-01. This ... is a steep rocky headland forming the west extremity of Fanning Ridge, lying 10 miles (16 km) east-southeast of Cape Nuñez on ...
Antarctic fur seals also breed here. The islands were discovered in 1775 by a British expedition under Captain James Cook, who ... The Clerke Rocks are a group of small rocky islands some 35 miles (56 km) southeast of South Georgia that extend 5 miles (8.0 ...
Opening of the Fifth Seal. *Lady in a Fur Wrap. *Saint Luke ... Journal of the Rocky Mountain. The Medieval and Renaissance ... The Opening of the Fifth Seal (1608-1614, oil, 225 × 193 cm., New York, Metropolitan Museum) has been suggested to be the prime ... he visited his friend Ignacio Zuloaga in his studio in Paris and studied El Greco's Opening of the Fifth Seal (owned by Zuloaga ... appears to have certain morphological and stylistic similarities with The Opening of the Fifth Seal. ...
Rocky Mountain spotted fever Rickettsia rickettsii dogs, rodents tick bite Ross River fever Ross River virus kangaroos, ... whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, other marine animals eating raw or undercooked fish and squid contaminated with eggs ... ingestion of infective eggs from contaminated food or water with feces of an infected, definitive host or fur ... Bubonic plague is a zoonotic disease,[36] as are salmonellosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Lyme disease. ...
... or earless seals, are represented. Two species, the grey seal and harbour or common seal, are present around the coast of ... which were brought to Britain for fur farms in the 1950s, have been undertaken under the auspices of the Hebridean Mink Project ... a rocky pinnacle in the St Kilda archipelago in July 1840.[126] ... A grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) feeding a pup, island of Skye. ... "Seals" (PDF). Scottish Natural Heritage. Archived from the original (pdf) on 13 December 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2007.. ...
The movement was promoted by William Byers, publisher of the Rocky Mountain News, and by Larimer, who aspired to be the first ... In the early 19th century, the upper South Platte River valley had been infiltrated by fur traders, but had not been the site ... Rocky Mountains. *Territorial evolution of the United States *Territories of Spain that encompassed land that would later ... The organization of the territory helped solidify Union control over a mineral-rich area of the Rocky Mountains. Statehood was ...
The terrain in the park is now a transition zone between the low desert plateaus and the Rocky Mountains.[69] ... Puebloans wove blankets from turkey feathers and rabbit fur, and made implements such as awls and needles from turkey and deer ...
whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, other marine animals. eating raw and/or undercooked fish and squid contaminated with eggs. ... Bubonic plague is a zoonotic disease,[22] as are salmonellosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Lyme disease. ... ingestion of infective eggs from contaminated food or water with feces of an infected, definitive host and/or fur. ... horses, pigs, domestic and wild birds, wild aquatic mammals such as seals and whales, minks and farmed carnivores. droplets ...
Trillmitch, F.; Wolf, J.B.W. (2008). "Parent-offspring and sibling conflict in Galapagos fur seals and sea lions". Behavioral ... The Rocky Mountain parnassian also exhibits this type of sexual conflict when the male butterflies deposit a waxy genital plug ... In the Galápagos fur seal, the second pup of a female is usually born when the first pup is still suckling. This competition ...
In the northeastern Pacific Ocean, transient killer whales prey on seals, but the local killer whales only eat fish. Seals ... This was first seen in historical records of animals caught by fur hunters for the Hudson Bay Company over more than a century. ... Encyclopedia of tidepools and rocky shores. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520251182. .. ... Solitary predator: A polar bear feeds on a bearded seal it has killed. ...
The Palisades are large, rocky cliffs along the west bank of the river; also known as Bergen Hill at their lower end in Hudson ... Marine life is known to exist in the estuary, with seals, crabs, and some whales reported. On March 29, 1647, a white whale ... The Dutch subsequently began to colonize the region, establishing the colony of New Netherland, including three major fur- ...
This uniform is of the same basic design with a black sash and beret with gold capital seal. In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ... It took him three days to find the right shade for sunlight on white fur. He "kept thinking it was just yellow, but it was so ... Panem consists of a Capitol city located in the Rocky Mountains,[3] surrounded by thirteen outlying Districts. The government ... Each quarter, the current President selects the rule change from a box of numbered, sealed envelopes and reads it aloud on live ...
Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Flinders Island spotted fever, and Queensland tick typhus (Australian tick typhus).[54] Other ...
Foster, J.R. (2003). Paleoecological analysis of the vertebrate fauna of the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic), Rocky ... "A new order of extinct Reptilia (Stegosauria) from the Jurassic of the Rocky Mountains". American Journal of Science. 3 (14): ...
They were motivated by the hope of finding gold or of carrying out a profitable fur trade with the Indians. The fur trade, ... The Rocky Mountains marked the western extent of the French claim, while Louisiana's southern border was the Gulf of Mexico. ... They sealed alliances with the Quapaw Indians. In April 1682, they arrived at the mouth of the Mississippi. Cavelier eventually ... Fur traders began exploring the pays d'en haut (upper country around the Great Lakes) at the time. In 1659, Pierre-Esprit ...
Eared seals). (includes fur seals. and sea lions). (Pinniped inclusive). Arctocephalus. *South American fur seal (A. australis) ... In the past, the lynx occurred from the northern United States (in 24 states), possibly up to the Rocky Mountains in New Mexico ... a specimen from Alaska was reported to have bluish-gray fur.[23] The fur is generally shorter in summer than in winter.[24] The ... The fur is typically yellowish brown, though in Newfoundland it can vary from brown or buff-gray in spring and summer to a ...
Most female hornbills seal themselves into their cavity nests, using a combination of mud (in some species brought by their ... Some species lay their eggs directly on the ground or rocky ledges, while brood parasites lay theirs in the nests of other ... feathers or fur. Though a number of studies have attempted to determine whether secondary cavity nesters preferentially choose ... thick-billed murre and razorbill-lay their eggs directly onto the narrow rocky ledges they use as breeding sites.[6] The eggs ...
The city located on the north shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene near the outlet of the Spokane River and is in the Northern Rockies ... As French was the spoken language of the Canadian fur traders, it is likely that "pointed heart" has its origins in the French ... "Send Fan Mail to Rocky Bridges / Celebrity Address on StarTiger". Startiger.com. Retrieved 25 August 2017.. ... Rocky Bridges (1927-2015), former MLB baseball player, lived in Coeur d'Alene[131] ...
Chiton plates or valves often wash up on beaches in rocky areas where chitons are common. Chiton shells, which are composed of ... and also on beaches that are surrounded by rocky marine habitat. ... Fur farming. *Hunting. *In sport. *In professional wrestling. * ...
The tiger was the emblem of the Chola Dynasty and was depicted on coins, seals and banners.[235] The seals of several Chola ... It is most recognizable for its dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. It is an apex predator, ... cave or rocky crevice. The father generally takes no part in rearing.[32] Litters consist of two or three cubs, rarely as many ... "In Tilson, R. L.; Seal, U. S. (eds.). Tigers of the World: the biology, biopolitics, management, and conservation of an ...
In London, since improvements in water quality in the Thames, seals and porpoises have been seen in its waters in the center of ... as the tall buildings resemble their natural rocky homes in the mountains. Rats can also be found scavenging on food. Gulls of ... United States and Mexico the nine-banded armadillo joins these other omnivores but due to the armadillo's lack of thick fur ...
When Jirō was younger, he had a wild, dangerous personality and had part of his power sealed by Acacia so that he could be ... Bile A member of the Bishoku-kai, Bile appears to be a large gorilla-like creature with white fur. He calls himself the " ... Joa has been seen using the legendary kitchen knife "Cinderella," which has a white, rocky handle and a long, elegant blade. ... Paste Spittle: Yosaku's saliva works as a strong bonding agent and he uses it to seal wounds. He uses this on a Gourmet Yakuza ...
Much of the early economy of New Netherland was based on the beaver fur trade. As such, the seal of New Netherland featured the ... USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region *^ Morgan, Lewis H. (1868). The American Beaver and his Works. J. B. Lippincott & Co ... The beaver's fur consists of long, coarse outer hairs and short, fine inner hairs (see Double coat). The fur has a range of ... Fur color is also different. Overall, 50% of North American beavers have pale brown fur, 25% are reddish brown, 20% are brown, ...
1830, in The Hudson's Bay Company's First Fur Brigade to the Sacramento Valley: Alexander McLeod's 1829 Hunt. Fair Oaks, ... The high valleys were eroded into rocky canyons for ten miles north of Cloverdale and for five miles east of Cloverdale. ... the abundance of seal, otter and beaver were the principal factors which favored this colonization."[31] An 1816 report by the ... The fur trapper Ewing Young, led an expedition up Putah Creek to Clear Lake and on to the Mendocino County Coast in March, 1833 ...
In historical times, fur seals were heavily exploited for their fur in the 19th and early 20th centuries and several of the ... Landscape types and habitats on the islands include many kinds of beach and rocky shores, cliffs, wide rivers and fast gravelly ... In contrast, commercial harvest of the true seals and Steller sea lions has been relatively insignificant on the Kuril islands ... though red and Arctic foxes were introduced for the sake of the fur trade in the 1880s. The bulk of the terrestrial mammal ...
Of these, grey seal has been recorded within Kerch Strait and Sea of Azov.[68] Mediterranean monk seals became extinct in the ... but in about 5600 BC the Mediterranean spilled over a rocky sill at the Bosporus, creating the current link between the Black ... Muskrats were introduced to the area in the early 20th century and are hunted for their fur.[35] ... Grey seal Halichoerus grypus in the Black Sea: The first case of long-term survival of an exotic pinniped ...
South American fur seals and South American sea lions often gather along the coast. ... The lack of humidity, rain, and light pollution together produce a dusty, rocky landscape.[28] ...
... the aggregate would not be too large for those who have fallen east of the Rocky Mountains."[32] ... "The first smallpox epidemic on the Canadian Plains: In the fur-traders' words". Can J Infect Dis. 11 (2): 112-5. doi:10.1155/ ... Official seal of the National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Multiple programs exist to address the HIV and AIDS concerns for ...
As increasing Indian unrest and warfare began in Northern Illinois over the lucrative fur trade along the Great Lakes, the ... Thus, the geography of Southern Illinois is considerably more hilly and rocky than central or northern Illinois. Areas of ...
The eggs are covered with a peachy fuzz that can cause serious rashes if touched by bare skin or fur. Then the female leaves to ... 108 The Northern short-tailed shrew is common east of the Rocky Mountains and will consume the larva and pupa.[3]:108 ... and may be important for insulating the eggs from cold and for sealing in moisture.[3]:12 ...
... also in rocky areas, from sea level to 1,700 meters. It prefers relatively light free-draining soils, and can grow in ... of the semi-arid rocky mountainous regions of Iran, especially in the Kohestan Mountains of Khorasan.[10] ...
Marine Intertidal - Rocky Shoreline. suitability:Suitable season:resident major importance:Yes. 13. Marine Coastal/Supratidal ... Seals, fur seals, sea lions, and walrus. Status survey and conservation action plan. IUCN Seal Specialist Group. ... Like other Fur Seals, South American Fur Seals are vulnerable to oil spills because of their dependence on their thick pelage ... Peruvian Fur Seal--10,500, trend unknown. The figures indicate the total number of mature Southern Fur Seals is approximately ...
Brown fur seals prefer to haul out and breed on rocky islands, rock ledges and reefs, and pebble and boulder beaches. However, ... The brown fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus), also known as the Cape fur seal, South African fur seal, and Australian fur seal, ... Eared seals). (includes fur seals. and sea lions). (Pinniped inclusive). Arctocephalus. *South American fur seal (A. australis) ... The brown fur seal is the largest and most robust fur seal. It has a large and broad head with a pointed snout that may be flat ...
This particular seal lives a solitary life. Seals forage out at sea and haul out on rocky shores to rest. Females seem to be ... The Juan Fernandez fur seal is part of the group of eared seals. Fur seals in general have thick insulating fur that protects ... The Juan Fernandez fur seal is the second smallest fur seal, second only to the Galápagos fur seal. Their bodies are short and ... The Juan Fernández fur seal (Arctocephalus philippii) is the second smallest of the fur seals, second only to the Galápagos fur ...
Learn all about Kekeno (New Zealand fur seal) & other marine life that youll encounter when visiting Kaikōura, New Zealand. ... Kekeno spend a lot of their time on rocky shores, at sites called haul-outs. Every year, these sociable animals return to the ... Our Nature ⁄ Marine Life ⁄ Seals and Marine Life Kekeno (New Zealand fur seal) are the most common seals in New Zealand waters ... The seals have a thick fur coat, underneath this they have a thick layer of blubber. These keep them well insulted at sea but ...
Typically, fur seals gather during the summer in large rookeries at specific beaches or rocky outcrops to give birth and breed ... Juan Fernandez fur seals, New Zealand fur seals, brown fur seals, South American fur seals, and subantarctic fur seals. Along ... townsendi Juan Fernández fur seal, A. philippii New Zealand fur seal or southern fur seal, A. forsteri South American fur seal ... The southern fur seals comprising the genus Arctocephalus include Antarctic fur seals, Galapagos fur seals, ...
... on Galápagos fur seal habitat. Furthermore, the Galápagos fur seals range lies within the boundaries of the Galápagos National ... Their preferred haul-out areas are rocky, rugged coasts with large boulders that provide shade. ... Galápagos fur seals may mature at about 5-6 years of age, and lactation lasts for 2-3 years (Bonner, 1984). The seals form ... Galápagos Fur Seal. This species (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) is currently listed as "endangered" on the IUCN Red List and ...
... this action proposes annual estimates of fur seal subsistence need for 1997 through 1999 on the Pribilof Islands, Alaska (AK) ... and summarizes the annual fur seal subsistence harvests on St. George and St. Paul... ... Pursuant to the regulations governing the subsistence taking of northern fur seals, ... Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Along the Oregon and California Coasts by the National Oceanic ...
Chinstrap penguins, fur seals and southern elephant seals use the island for breeding purposes.. ROBERT POINT. A nice spot for ... A gentoo penguin rookery is situated on the north end of the island on a rocky beach. Depending on the time of season you visit ... Southern elephant and fur seals are frequently hauled-out here too.. BAILY HEAD. Also known as Rancho Point, this area is a ... This is a group of low islands in Dallmann Bay, on which you may see male fur seals haul-out at the end of the breeding season ...
New Zealand fur seals (Arctocephalus forsteri) are common in the fiords. They breed on offshore islands near fiord entrances, ... They normally live around rocky reefs at 150-400 metres, but in the southern fiords they can be found at depths of 6-31 metres. ... Other marine mammals such as elephant seals, leopard seals, orcas and the occasional larger whale are also irregular visitors ...
Just outside Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route is a beautiful, remote rocky peninsula touted as the most popular walking ... People head here for the natural beauty, the rocky shoreline home to hundreds of Cape Fur Seals and the waters rich with ... Just outside Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route is a remote rocky peninsula touted as the most popular hiking destination in ... Kayakers advocate that sightings from their boats are the best way to explore the rocky shoreline. And fishers fish from rock ...
Year round entertainment however, is provided by the colony of fur seals that live and play on the rock platforms beneath the ... Stalactites still hang from the rocky ceiling whilst the floor has been eroded to a smooth finish. The Arch has been designated ... A colony of New-Zealand fur seals lives on the rocks surrounding Admirals Arch. The Breakneck River Hike offers prime bird ... youre likely to be sharing the wave-battered rocks with colonies of wriggling fur seals. The Cape is part of the Flinders ...
The Robberg Peninsula is home to a large Cape fur seal colony and here great white sharks can also be spotted from the ... The Garden Route town of Plettenberg Bay, home to more than 50,000 people, stands on the rocky Robberg Peninsula right above ... Robberg was first named decades ago due to the huge number of seals (rob means seal in Afrikaans, and bergis the word for hill ... Also nearby is the Robberg Nature Reserve, with its colony of Cape fur seals. Geography of Plettenberg Bay. ...
Home of the Galapagos Fur seal, which likes the rocky shoreline and shady spots of Santiago. Around 30,000 to 40,000 Fur seals ... October: Galapagos Fur seals start mating; Blue-footed boobies start raising chicks. November: Curious Sea lion pups found in ... Another unique highlight on this itinerary is the Fur seal grottos at Puerto Egas. Visit three of the four inhabited islands of ... The highlight is the outstanding Fur seal grottos at the beautiful sculptured coastline. ...
Home of the Galapagos Fur seal, which likes the rocky shoreline and shady spots of Santiago. Around 30,000 to 40,000 Fur seals ... October: Galapagos Fur seals start mating; Blue-footed boobies start raising chicks. November: Curious Sea lion pups found in ... For dry landings, the panga will take you right up to a landing stage or rocky outcrop where you can disembark without getting ... Morning Tintoreras Islet: This group of jagged rocky islets just off the coast of Puerto Villamil forms one of the most ...
Seal Island is home to approximately 65,000 Cape Fur Seals. The island is a popular feeding ground for the great white shark ... Seal Island is like a sea of brown bodies stretching and hauling themselves along the rocks. It is too rocky to disembark but ...
Seal Island is home to approximately 65,000 Cape Fur Seals. The island is a popular feeding ground for the great white shark ... Seal Island is like a sea of brown bodies stretching and hauling themselves along the rocks. It is too rocky to disembark but ...
Cape Fur Seals (also known as Brown Fur Seals or Namibian Fur Seals) were known to breed exclusively on small rocky off-shore ... We would like to particularly thank Francois Hugo, world renowned authority on Cape Fur Seals and founder of Seal Alert SA for ... As with the Guadalupe Fur Seal, the weaning process is a lengthy one and takes on average between 8 and 10 months. The Namibia ... Cape Fur Seals, (Arctocephalus Pusillus Pusillus) can be found on the coastlines of southern Africa. They are listed on ...
2. The fur seal is distinctly smaller than the sea lion.. 3. Both male and female fur seals have a pointy nose unlike the sea ... 4. Seals prefer rocky outcrops to sunbathe, whereas sealions will often be seen lying on one of Dunedins many sandy beaches. ... New Zealand Fur Seal/Kekeno & New Zealand sea lion / rāpoka / whakahao. The New Zealand Fur Seal is sometimes mistaken for its ... 1. The fur seal is found in abundance all around the Otago peninsula, the sea lion is endangered with an albeit increasing, but ...
New Zealand fur seals, generally considered docile, are found along Australias southern coast and the coast of New Zealands ... The spokesman said there were some rocky outcrops off the Lincoln National Park coast that the seals used for breeding. ... ADELAIDE, Australia (AFP) - More than 50 dead New Zealand fur seals have been found washed up on a beach in South Australia in ... This ribbon seal is only the second of its kind (on record) to make the journey so far south from its traditional range in the ...
Changes in lichen diversity and community structure with fur seal population increase on Signy Island, South Orkney Islands. ... Experimental study of the ecological impact of hot water / high pressure cleaning on rocky shores. Proceedings of the 21st ... due to excretion by fur seals in the South Orkney Islands attributed to elevated levels of nitrogen. Fletcher (1980) noted that ... On rocky shores, succession was not clear, and lichen colonization tended to depend on available suitable substrata, rather ...
Fur seals are beautiful marine mammals that have been hunted for the fur they are wearing, so that ... In early spring and summer Fur seals go out onto the rocky coastline to mate and have their babies, which are called pups. Each ... Fur seals are beautiful marine mammals that have been hunted for the fur they are wearing, so that someone else could wear it ... Fur Seals spend most of their time in the ocean where they swim endlessly. They are interesting animals to watch as they spend ...
New Zealand Fur Seal The New Zealand fur seals are often found along the countrys rocky shorelines, and they are ... Youll pass by valleys, meadows, lakes and rocky hills while having the chance to see the animals that live in those areas. Get ... Their bodies are also covered with 2 layers of fur colored with a dark grey and brown. ...
Cape Fur Seals at Dawn Cape Fur Seals at Seal Island Cape Fur Seals are intensely curious animals, using their large, well ... Geography of Seal Island, False Bay Seal Island, False Bay is a small, elongate rocky islet with its long axis oriented roughly ... Seal Islandis populated by approximately 60 000 Cape Fur Seals. Adult male Cape Fur Seals are up to 2.7 meters in length and ... Cape Fur Seals at Seal Island. By Rob Lawrence, 2016-12-29T15:17:50+00:00 February 24th, 2015,Interesting Articles, ...
The area s seafaring heritage is clear, with fish racks, seal skins and furs to be seen everywhere, little boats coming into ... A highlight is sailing to a tiny Inuit settlement on the coast, where colourful wooden houses perch on rocky bluffs, and there ...
... following the marked trail and weaving between fur seal pups on the grassy plains. We saw a couple of fur seals nursing, and ... While some of us took a more leisurely stroll to the lake, the mountain goats among us headed for the rocky heights above. ... Bigger fur seals, King penguins and an elusive leopard seal showed themselves as well, along with a few soaring light mantled ... Zodiacs dropped us on a beach pulsing with life - King penguins and fur seal pups were all around, as well as an Elephant seal ...
... and a group has cornered a defenseless baby fur seal. ... Here, in the rocky outcroppings known as the Falkland Islands, ... But the fur seal colony provides the main course for the caracara. ... and a group has cornered a defenseless baby fur seal. ... and a group has cornered a defenseless baby fur seal. ... Worlds Deadliest: Bird of Prey Attacks Baby Seals. Bad-mannered human teenagers have nothing on the caracara. Armed with sharp ...
Despite its cumbersome appearance, it is also quite mobile on land, even over rocky terrain. Fur seals differ from other seals ... fur seals have two layers of fur while other seals have only one layer.. Bruny Island, Tasmania. Food Habits. Australian Fur ... Australian Wildlife: Australian Fur Seal Dugong (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus) The Australian Fur Seal has a relatively ... The Australian Fur Seal, Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus is the largest of all the fur seals. It has a broad head, pointed ...
Galapagos sea lions and Galapagos fur seals.. Unique features: Interesting vegetation such as "spineless" prickly pear cactus ... Visitor sites: One half of the walk is flat and easy walking along the beach, while the other half is rocky and over boulders. ... Wildlife highlights: the most diverse shorebird activity occurs here; Galapagos fur seals, Galapagos sea lions, hawks, Darwin ... Within the actual coastline, the most incredible habitat will host intertidal life, next to Galapagos fur seals. ...
Harbor seals and elephant seals are in the Family Phocidae (the earless seals) so unlike sea lions and fur seals, they do not ... rocky shoreline habitat unavailable to harbor seals. Harbor seals also differ from sea lions in their smaller size and lighter ... The harbor seal, northern fur seal, California sea lion, Steller sea lion and northern elephant seal are the five species of ... the seals begin their annual molt of their sea worn fur. The fur sheds much like a dog and the seals turn a luminous color with ...
They occasionally prey on penguins and fur seal pups.Their foraging grounds are shallow areas within five miles of shore. ... They will form smaller groups in rocky areas and sometimes make use of boat wharves for resting and sunning themselves. ... Sea lions can be distinguished from true seals because they have external ears and walk on their long mobile flippers ...
  • This assessment combines the IUCN Red List assessments for the South American and Peruvian Fur Seal subspecies to assess the status of the South American Fur Seal as a species. (iucnredlist.org)
  • This seal species has a trait called sexual dimorphism, meaning the males look much different from the females after reaching sexual maturity. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the early 1870s John Edward Gray, who had recently arrived specimens of similar species from Australia and New Zealand to his disposal, questioned whether Juan Fernández fur seal was a species by its own. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fur seals are any of nine species of pinnipeds belonging to the subfamily Arctocephalinae in the family Otariidae. (wikipedia.org)
  • Eight species belong to the genus Arctocephalus and are found primarily in the Southern Hemisphere, while a ninth species also sometimes called fur seal, the northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus), belongs to a different genus and inhabits the North Pacific. (wikipedia.org)
  • Recent genetic evidence, however, suggests Callorhinus is more closely related to some sea lion species, and the fur seal/sea lion subfamily distinction has been eliminated from many taxonomies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Callorhinus is represented by just one species in the Northern Hemisphere, the northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus), and Arctocephalus is represented by eight species in the Southern Hemisphere. (wikipedia.org)
  • The physical appearance of fur seals varies with individual species, but the main characteristics remain constant. (wikipedia.org)
  • Of the fur seal family, eight species are considered southern fur seals, and only one is found in the Northern Hemisphere. (wikipedia.org)
  • The brown fur seal ( Arctocephalus pusillus ), also known as the Cape fur seal , South African fur seal , and Australian fur seal , is a species of fur seal . (wikipedia.org)
  • This is the species with which we (The Seals of Nam) are particularly concerned with and as such are able to provide you with additional information. (google.com)
  • Australian Fur Seals feed on a variety of bony fish species plus squid and octopus. (australiaforeveryone.com.au)
  • The harbor seal, northern fur seal, California sea lion, Steller sea lion and northern elephant seal are the five species of pinnipeds a visitor might see at Point Reyes. (nps.gov)
  • As with most seal species, the male northern fur seals arrive at the breeding grounds first and occupy a territory on the shore. (elelur.com)
  • The dense underfur of this species, insulating the seals from the cold, consists of 60,000 individual hairs per square centimetre (350,000 per square inch). (elelur.com)
  • At subantarctic Macquarie Island, two species of fur seal breed in close proximity to one another, hybridise at very high levels (up to 21% of hybrid pups are born annually), yet retain discrete gene pools. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In a disturbed system where two sympatric fur seal species breed in close proximity, discrete gene pools are retained by extremely fine-scale and strong spatial segregation of the species. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Most species live beside water, but river otters usually enter it only to hunt or travel, otherwise spending much of their time on land to prevent their fur becoming waterlogged. (wikipedia.org)
  • Recent research on interactions between great whites and various species of seals and sea lions suggests that great whites hunt their prey visually. (marinebio.org)
  • New Zealand fur seals ( Arctocephalus forsteri ) are a non-migratory coastal species. (animaldiversity.org)
  • Eight species are found primarily in the Southern Hemisphere, while one ninth species also sometimes called fur seal, the northern fur seal, belongs to a different genus and inhabits the North Pacific. (kiddle.co)
  • While northern fur seal males aggressively select and defend the specific females in their harems, males of southern species of fur seals tend to protect spatial territories, and females are free to choose or switch their mates according to their own preferences or social hierarchy. (kiddle.co)
  • Several species of the southern fur seal also have sea birds, especially penguins, as part of their diets. (kiddle.co)
  • Many fur seal species were heavily exploited by commercial sealers, especially during the 19th century when their fur was highly valued. (kiddle.co)
  • Of the 6 species of Seals living in the Antarctica, one is "eared" and the other five are true Seals. (abercrombiekent.com.au)
  • Little is known about the Ross Seal, a species confined to the heavy pack ice. (abercrombiekent.com.au)
  • However, the underlying models of predator-prey interactions are probably too simplistic, and Yodzis (2001) showed conclusively that adverse effects can occur in more complex food webs: Seals do not only feed on target fish species, but also on other predators. (groms.de)
  • Due to the interaction with fisheries, the national legal status of most species of seals is complex. (groms.de)
  • Finally, incidental mortality as bycatch is not prosecuted, even for highly endangered species such as the monk seal (Veryeri et al. (groms.de)
  • 4.4: Threatened migratory seal species and subspecies. (groms.de)
  • The other species of seal we discovered was the Elephant Seal, a female or juvenile that was sleeping on the beach, though occasionally annoyed by the fur seals. (barkeuropa.com)
  • They are known to haul out with other Otariid species such as Northern Fur Seals (pictured above) and California Sea Lions. (paws.org)
  • The next was supposed to be about harp seals to contrast the two species, but the unusual appearance of a beluga in the Bay last summer upset the plan. (rinhs.org)
  • They are one of two species of so-called ice seals that visit our area frequently, but it has not always been so. (rinhs.org)
  • Early European settlers in North America did not immediately exploit harp seals, since other species (walrus, gray seal, and harbor seal) were more accessible. (rinhs.org)
  • Harp seals are not listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act or Canada's Species at Risk Act, and are classified as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. (rinhs.org)
  • The Hawaiian monk seal is one of the most endangered seal species in the world. (noaa.gov)
  • Hawaiian monk seals are protected under the Endangered Species Act , the Marine Mammal Protection Act , and State of Hawai'i law. (noaa.gov)
  • The Hawaiian monk seal is one of NOAA Fisheries' Species in the Spotlight . (noaa.gov)
  • Pups are born with soft black fur that fades to light brown within the first few years. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most fur seal pups are born with a black-brown coat that molts at 2-3 months, revealing a brown coat that typically gets darker with age. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fur Seals spend several days out at sea feeding (foraging trips may range from 1 - 8 days) and then come ashore to "haul-out" areas for a day or so to rest and suckle their pups. (whalewatch.co.nz)
  • The Namibia seal cull is made all the more heinous in that the majority of the animals targeted are pups that are still nursing from the teat, only seven months old and very dependent on their mothers. (google.com)
  • In early spring and summer Fur seals go out onto the rocky coastline to mate and have their babies, which are called pups. (itsnature.org)
  • Summing up the surprises of the 2016 white shark season, Seal Island, False Bay Leigh de Necker White sharks typically visit False Bay's Seal Island to take advantage of vulnerable young of the year Cape fur seal pups when they start entering the water to feed. (ultimate-animals.com)
  • However, yearling and weaned pups weigh about 135 kg (300 pounds), so a young elephant seal could be mistaken for an adult harbor seal, if one attempts to identify the seal by its size. (nps.gov)
  • They occasionally prey on penguins and fur seal pups.Their foraging grounds are shallow areas within five miles of shore. (dudleyzoo.org.uk)
  • Laze on an open upper deck enjoying the sunshine, observing seals pups just metres away , whale-watch from a spectacular upper deck or simply enjoy a romantic sunset cruise. (capetown-direct.com)
  • When pups are born, they weigh 5- 6kg, are fully furred and able to move around within a few hours. (capetown-direct.com)
  • Occasionally males fight, and may sustain deep scars on their necks as a result.Grey seal pups weigh about 14kg at birth and have soft white fur. (mammal.org.uk)
  • Pups are dark brown, almost black, making them very difficult to differentiate from rocky shores. (noaa.gov)
  • Steller sea lion pups blend into the rocky shoreline. (noaa.gov)
  • The seals on the rocky platforms out from the car park are females and their pups. (doc.govt.nz)
  • Oil rendered from the blubber layer was the main product of the seal hunt, until tanning methods (developed in the 1940s and 1950s) made the pelts of white-coat harp seal pups extremely valuable. (rinhs.org)
  • Because of widespread opposition to the white-coat hunt by environmental organizations and a European ban on importation of white-coat pelts, commercial hunting of seal pups was banned in Canada in 1987. (rinhs.org)
  • Pups known as "thin white-coats" are born covered in a fine, white fetal fur or lanugo. (rinhs.org)
  • Newborn monk seal pups are born black, while weaned pups and older seals are dark gray to brown on their back and light gray to yellowish brown on their belly. (noaa.gov)
  • In 2011 the genus of all Fur Seals other than Arctocephalus pusillus was changed from Arctocephalus to Arctophoca (Committee on Taxonomy 2011) based on evidence presented in Berta and Churchill (2012). (iucnredlist.org)
  • The Juan Fernández fur seal (Arctocephalus philippii) is the second smallest of the fur seals, second only to the Galápagos fur seal. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fur seals comprise two genera: Callorhinus, and Arctocephalus. (wikipedia.org)
  • The southern fur seals comprising the genus Arctocephalus include Antarctic fur seals, Galapagos fur seals, Juan Fernandez fur seals, New Zealand fur seals, brown fur seals, South American fur seals, and subantarctic fur seals. (wikipedia.org)
  • New Zealand fur seals ( Arctocephalus forsteri ) are common in the fiords. (teara.govt.nz)
  • Cape Fur Seals, (Arctocephalus Pusillus Pusillus) can be found on the coastlines of southern Africa. (google.com)
  • The Australian Fur Seal, Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus is the largest of all the fur seals. (australiaforeveryone.com.au)
  • Cape Cross has a large Cape Fur Seal Arctocephalus pusillus population, numbering about 150 000 animals. (uct.ac.za)
  • Fur seals in general have thick insulating fur that protects the skin from cold water, they have small ear flaps on the side of their head, and they hold their weight on their front flippers which are also used for land locomotion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fur seals are different from true seals because they have the external ear flaps, but also true seals use their chest for support and movement, fur seals walk on their front flippers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Like all members of the Family Otariidae (Fur seals and sea lions) they can raise their body onto their front flippers to move around on land. (australiaforeveryone.com.au)
  • When in water, harbor seals propel themselves with their hind flippers in a sculling motion, and steer with their front flippers, whereas sea lions and fur seals propel themselves with their fore-flippers, like wings. (nps.gov)
  • In the water seals use their front flippers for swimming and the hind flippers for steering. (capetown-direct.com)
  • Seals also use their back and front flippers differently from sea lions while swimming. (nmlc.org)
  • Seals use their front flippers to steer, and their back flippers for power. (nmlc.org)
  • Otariids (sea lions and fur seals) move around on land by propping themselves on their front flippers. (santacruzgalapagoscruise.com)
  • As it is closely related to the South African Fur Seal, its populations worldwide are reasonable secure although it is occasionally commercially hunted in South Africa. (australiaforeveryone.com.au)
  • One of the world's richest wildlife sites, Bird Island has large, diverse populations of seabirds and fur seals, and is home to 50,000 breeding pairs of penguins and 65,000 pairs of fur seals, whose numbers are now returning to pre-sealing levels. (bas.ac.uk)
  • Many populations, notably the Guadalupe fur seal, northern fur seal, and Cape fur seal, suffered dramatic declines and are still recovering. (kiddle.co)
  • Because populations are increasing, you're seeing seals move around to other areas and spread out more…whether it's for food or traveling," said DiGiovanni. (lipulse.com)
  • The goal of my thesis was to assess the physiological status of these three breeding populations of northern fur seals in North America to determine whether nutritional differences could explain the different population trajectories. (ubc.ca)
  • The San Miguel fur seals were the most physiologically stressed of the North American fur seal populations (based on elevated levels of glucocorticoid metabolites). (ubc.ca)
  • The latter is still viewed as a management tool to reduce seal populations considered too abundant. (groms.de)
  • Historically Steller Sea Lion populations were threatened by hunting for their meat, fur, and oil. (paws.org)
  • Despite the substantial annual harvests by hunters, the abundance of harp seals in the eastern Canadian populations appears to have increased steadily, from 3.1 million in 1990 to 7.1 million in 2012. (rinhs.org)
  • Marine mammal populations, in particular Fur and Elephant Seals, have dramatically recovered from the exploitation of past centuries. (fosgi.org)
  • Also nearby is the Robberg Nature Reserve, with its colony of Cape fur seals. (expertafrica.com)
  • Although a large number of seals regularly haul out at Cape Frio, near the Namibia/Angola border, they do so as refugees from the Namibian seal cull and do not form a breeding colony. (google.com)
  • But the fur seal colony provides the main course for the caracara. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • There is also a large and readily observed colony of Southern Fur Seals at the eastern edge of the town. (chleong.net)
  • The seal colony is a nature reserve with visitor facilities. (uct.ac.za)
  • [2] Brown fur seals prefer to haul out and breed on rocky islands, rock ledges and reefs, and pebble and boulder beaches. (wikipedia.org)
  • Located just a few kilometres off the northern beaches of False Bay, near Cape Town , Seal Island is home to approximately 65,000 Cape Fur Seals. (aol.co.uk)
  • The Robberg Marine Protected Area (MPA) is a long, broad peninsula, which conserves several coastal habitats - rocky areas, sandy beaches and subtidal rocky platforms. (expertafrica.com)
  • Their preferred habitat especially for breeding is rocky islands, which include boulder or pebble beaches and gradually sloping rocky ledges. (australiaforeveryone.com.au)
  • When you walk along a trail overlooking the numerous pocket beaches of Point Reyes, you may catch a glimpse of shy harbor seals ( Phoca vitulina ). (nps.gov)
  • Harbor seals and elephant seals also are unable to rotate their pelvis, and so they drag their body inchworm fashion around on land, on beaches, or other nearshore substrates that have a low slope. (nps.gov)
  • Rocky beaches. (elelur.com)
  • Seals dot the Delaware beaches, frequently just looking for a spot to rest after feasting on various fish, shellfish and crustaceans near the ocean floor. (merrinstitute.org)
  • They seem to prefer beaches with large rocks, reefs just off the coast and smooth rocky ledges to gain easy access to the sea. (animaldiversity.org)
  • Typically, fur seals gather during the summer in large assemblages at specific beaches or rocky outcrops to give birth and breed. (kiddle.co)
  • With seals growing in population and calling several beaches around Long Island home, the Riverhead Foundation has used seal cruises to educate the public about our co-habitants, including how to act if they spot a seal while on their own. (lipulse.com)
  • Also, they inhabit rocky and ragged shorelines exclusively with direct access to the ocean, while sea lions can use beaches or rocky coasts. (santacruzgalapagoscruise.com)
  • They usually consist of beaches, ledges, or rocky reefs. (paws.org)
  • They generally bred on sandy beaches which were open and flat, but sometimes in rocky areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • They usually resided on flat, open, and sandy beaches, but rarely in rocky areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • TOP LEFT: Snorkeling from the beaches offers encounters with fish and fur seals in the Galapagos Islands. (latimes.com)
  • 1999) for an investigation of the genetic diversity and population structure of harbour seals ( Phoca vitulina richardsi ) along the coasts of British Columbia and parts of Alaska (see Figure A2.16). (groms.de)
  • Old Korean accounts also describe that the sea lion and spotted seal ( Phoca largha ) were found in broad area containing the BoHai Sea , the Yellow Sea , and Sea of Japan. (wikipedia.org)
  • The harbor (or harbour) seal (Phoca vitulina), also known as the common seal basking in the warm sunlight on a rocky island in the Straight of Georgia Vancouver Island B.C. (alamy.com)
  • The two families are the true seals (Phocoidae) and the eared seals, i.e. fur seals, sea lions and walruses (Otariidae). (groms.de)
  • Harbor seals, and other pinnipeds, usually haul out in large groups onshore at traditional sites such as Point Reyes Headland. (nps.gov)
  • Both seals and sea lions are called Pinnipeds, which means "fin-footed. (nmlc.org)
  • Colonially-breeding pinnipeds (seals) utilise the marine environment for foraging but return to land to breed, moult, and provision their young. (biomedcentral.com)
  • At under 1 m (3 ft 3 in), the Galápagos fur seal is the smallest of all pinnipeds. (kiddle.co)
  • Harbor seals and elephant seals are in the Family Phocidae (the earless seals) so unlike sea lions and fur seals, they do not have external ear flaps on the head, just a small hole where their ear is. (nps.gov)
  • Galapagos sea lions are part of the Otariid family which are all the eared seals (sea lions and fur seals). (santacruzgalapagoscruise.com)
  • Females seem to be fairly particular about where she rests during the day and prefer tide pools and rocky caves. (wikipedia.org)
  • This seal is polygynous, meaning that one male breeds with multiple females. (wikipedia.org)
  • Females and juveniles often have a lighter colored coat overall or only on the chest, as seen in South American fur seals. (wikipedia.org)
  • In a northern fur seal population, the females are typically silvery-gray on the dorsal side and reddish-brown on their ventral side with a light gray patch on their chest. (wikipedia.org)
  • Adult male brown fur seals are dark gray to brown, with a darker mane of short, coarse hairs and a light belly, while adult females are light brown to gray, with a light throat and darker back and belly. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bull elephant seals average about 1,360 to 2,500 kg (3,000 to 5,500 pounds), while females range in weight from 360 to 545 kg (800 to 1200 pounds). (nps.gov)
  • Male northern fur seals are much larger than females, being up to six times heavier and about 50 per cent longer. (elelur.com)
  • While the females tend to be grey, the males' fur is red and black. (elelur.com)
  • New Zealand fur seals have a polygynous system, in which the male defends his territory with his harem of 5 to 8 females. (animaldiversity.org)
  • The available hormone, diet, and foraging data from northern fur seals in North America suggest that lactating females were nutritionally stressed on St. Paul Island and heat stressed on San Miguel Island, and experienced better conditions on Bogoslof Island. (ubc.ca)
  • They are much more closely related to sea lions than true seals, and share with them external ears (pinnae), relatively long and muscular foreflippers, and the ability to walk on all fours. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fur seals differ from other seals (true seals) because they have external ears and the ability to use all four limbs to move across land. (australiaforeveryone.com.au)
  • If you're wondering about differences between true seals and sea lions, there are a few key features that make it pretty easy to tell them apart. (santacruzgalapagoscruise.com)
  • During your trip to the Galapagos , only fur seals and sea lions are present, so there is no chance to get them mixed up with true seals. (santacruzgalapagoscruise.com)
  • The major distinction between seals and sea lions is their lack of external ear flaps. (nmlc.org)
  • New Zealand fur seals have a pointed nose, long whiskers and ear flaps. (animaldiversity.org)
  • With small external ear flaps the Antarctic Fur Seal, and uses four flippers to swim. (abercrombiekent.com.au)
  • Steller sea lions are Otariid seals or "eared seals" meaning they have small visible ear flaps and they can turn their hind limbs forward and use their large fore flippers to walk on all fours, making them very maneuverable on land. (paws.org)
  • The brown fur seal's main predator is the great white shark , although they are also preyed upon by various other animals, such as killer whales and vagrant southern elephant seals . (wikipedia.org)
  • People head here for the natural beauty, the rocky shoreline home to hundreds of Cape Fur Seals and the waters rich with dolphins and whales. (sa-venues.com)
  • The peninsula is an excellent viewpoint not only for seals, but also for Bryde's whales and southern right whales, common and bottlenose dolphins, orcas and great white sharks. (expertafrica.com)
  • educational poster/presentation series on seals v. sea lions, dolphins v. porpoises, and toothed whales v. baleen whales. (nmlc.org)
  • The Auckland Islands, an archipelago now considered part of New Zealand, lie over 360 miles south of the main island, where fur seals, sea lions, and whales are drawn to its subantarctic shores each year. (atlasobscura.com)
  • The fur seals, in turn, are preyed upon by sharks , killer whales , and occasionally by larger sea lions. (kiddle.co)
  • From calving glaciers to killer whales feeding upon a seal, HDR temperate rain forest landscapes to haunting sunset tableaus of whale, mountain, and sky, the shooting and experiences were nearly non-stop. (hoothollow.com)
  • Just respect the wildlife in the area as dolphins, sperm whales and fur seals are known residents! (newzealand.com)
  • Size ranges from about 1.5 m, 64 kg in the male Galapagos fur seal (also the smallest pinniped) to 2.5 m, 180 kg in the adult male New Zealand fur seal. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kekeno (New Zealand fur seal) are the most common seals in New Zealand waters. (whalewatch.co.nz)
  • The New Zealand fur seals are often found along the country's rocky shorelines, and they are distinguishable from their pointy noises with long pale whiskers. (thecrossroadsmarket.com)
  • Unlike other Subantarctic Islands that were greatly affected by the whaling and sealing industry in the 19th century, The Snares remain one of the last pristine areas in New Zealand. (heritage-expeditions.com)
  • When New Zealand fur seals migrate it's during the breeding season. (animaldiversity.org)
  • The New Zealand fur seals often inhabit rocky coastlines and offshore islands that provide protection from the strong ocean waves. (animaldiversity.org)
  • Physically there are no differences between the New Zealand fur seal and the Australian fur seal . (animaldiversity.org)
  • New Zealand fur seal on Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway. (doc.govt.nz)
  • Field areas for these studies are in the Cascades, Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada, the European Alps, Tibet and the Himalaya and the Southern Alps of New Zealand. (stanford.edu)
  • Colonies are generally found along rocky coasts, on ledges above the shoreline or in boulder strewn areas. (thesuperfins.com)
  • They normally live around rocky reefs at 150-400 metres, but in the southern fiords they can be found at depths of 6-31 metres. (teara.govt.nz)
  • Scuba diving is an excellent way to see some very beautiful sites: Tropical coral diving sites with their colourful sea life are the most famous but other scuba diving attractions include tropical and temperate rocky reefs, shipwrecks, caverns and caves. (wikitravel.org)
  • Be wary of rocky reefs and at times, sharks though. (newzealand.com)
  • Breeding is a territorial process with the Juan Fernández fur seal, males will aggressively fight for access to female resting sites. (wikipedia.org)
  • Adult males feed over the continental slope and the juvenile seals forage in areas specifically containing the migrating lanternfish . (animaldiversity.org)
  • Southern Elephant Seals are the largest Seals in the world, males weighing over 4 tons (second only in size to Elephants as land mammals). (abercrombiekent.com.au)
  • Female grey seals may live for 35 years, but males seldom survive to more than 25 years old. (mammal.org.uk)
  • Most of the seals in the car park are males. (doc.govt.nz)
  • Traditionally, Cape Fur Seals (also known as Brown Fur Seals or Namibian Fur Seals) were known to breed exclusively on small rocky off-shore islands. (google.com)
  • Vertical to gently sloping bedrock and stable boulders in the supralittoral (or splash zone) of the majority of rocky shores are typically characterized by a diverse maritime community of yellow and grey lichens, such as Xanthoria parietina, Caloplaca marina , Lecanora atra and Ramalina spp. (marlin.ac.uk)
  • While young elephant seals are a uniform gray, harbor seals are typically silver, white or gray, with black spots, although some harbor seals also are black or brown with white spots. (nps.gov)
  • Sea lions are also usually monochromatic - or they only have one color in their fur, while seals typically have many colors. (nmlc.org)
  • It is an excellent climber and typically associated with rocky areas. (kindernest-wittenfelde.de)
  • Kits contains all bearings and seals required to re-fit a wheel The most extensive line of kits for off-road applications Wheel bearings typically fail from water and dirt contamination. (thumpertalk.com)
  • Grey seals around Great Britain are found mainly along exposed rocky northern and western coasts. (mammal.org.uk)
  • Northern fur seals (NFS, Callorhinus ursinus ) are a highly migratory, colonial pinniped which breed primarily on the Pribilof Islands (St. Paul, St. George) and other islands in the Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean. (cdc.gov)
  • The core breeding population of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) in North America has declined significantly since the 1980s on St. Paul Island (one of the Pribilof Islands) while the smaller nearby population at Bogoslof Island (eastern Bering Sea) has increased exponentially. (ubc.ca)
  • Montane fynbos sweeps up the wind-driven, rocky slopes awash in salt spray, whilst a collection of ocean seabirds albatross, broadbilled prion and Subantarctic skua - fill the air with their calls as they head to and fro from the Sub-Antarctic island, Marion Island, south east of the peninsula. (sa-venues.com)
  • In the spring of 1866, the American General Grant struck the western cliffside of Auckland Island, a remote, subantarctic mass of rocky land in the middle of the South Pacific. (atlasobscura.com)
  • During the middle of the 19th century a sealer's ship sailed from Australia southwards, en route to the rich sealing grounds of the Subantarctic. (heritage-expeditions.com)
  • A harbor seal pup, half white and half gray, was resting on the Elephant Rock side of the rocky pass below Coquille Point minutes before 6 a.m. close to low tide of 0.8 feet. (oregonshores.org)
  • A harbor seal pup stayed in the same general area below Coquille Point from May 15 to May 28, when I found it dead on the high-tide line. (oregonshores.org)
  • I've been watching a harbor seal pup below Coquille Point since May 15. (oregonshores.org)
  • It is on the mainland, so unlike island-based seal colonies, it is not space-limited. (uct.ac.za)
  • Other threats include competition with Cape Fur Seals for space at breeding colonies and for food resources, as well as predation by seals on penguins. (penguins.cl)
  • Crabeater Seals are considered to be the most abundant, with estimates between 10 and 50 million animals, largely Krill feeders. (abercrombiekent.com.au)
  • It is a fact that many Crabeater Seals bear scars from inter-male fights or from encounters with Leopard Seals, but it looked like this one was going to survive. (barkeuropa.com)
  • Furthermore, there were Harbor Seals, and even some dolphins (possibly all gray, long-snouted with a white snout tip, and a prominent recurved dorsal fin, indicating either Bottlenose or Common Dolphin, both unusual this far north). (camacdonald.com)
  • The seals have a thick fur coat, underneath this they have a thick layer of blubber. (whalewatch.co.nz)
  • They have fur, they have a blubber layer," DiGiovanni explained. (lipulse.com)
  • It's really the blubber layer that protects more so than the fur. (lipulse.com)
  • Where the dike connected to the rest of Greenwich Island, we saw artifacts of the sealing area: trypots that had been used to cook blubber from seals. (barkeuropa.com)
  • Sea lions, in contrast, can rotate their pelvis forward and walk on all four limbs, enabling them to use steep, rocky shoreline habitat unavailable to harbor seals. (nps.gov)
  • From the spectacular upper deck of the Nauticat, view the habitat and behaviours of the Cape Fur Seals from just metres away , or bird-watching as well as the other wildlife around these islands. (capetown-direct.com)
  • Various animals have been shipped into foreign habitat for the purpose of fur farming. (animalliberationfront.com)
  • The fore flippers of the fur seal are dark brown to black. (wikipedia.org)
  • Leopard Seals have leopard spots on their elongated bodies, powerful fore flippers with a large serpentine head and menacing 170 degree gape. (abercrombiekent.com.au)
  • When elephant seals molt, the caracaras snack on dead skin. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Some seals also migrate annually up to 800 km (500 miles) during the winter months to other foraging areas, and then return to Point Reyes to breed and molt their fur. (nps.gov)
  • Monk seals undergo a "catastrophic molt" about once per year, where they shed the top layer of their skin and fur (similar to elephant seals). (noaa.gov)
  • Cape Fur Seals have external ears and no hair on the palms or soles of their flippers, brown in colour but appears black when wet. (capetown-direct.com)
  • Ringtail Bassariscus astutus flavus Rhoads Description: The ringtail is a small, slender-bodied mammal that can be distinguished by: 1) long, bushy tail with eight or nine alternate black and white bands ending in a black tip, 2) conspicuous eyes bordered by narrow black stripes, in turn surrounded by patches of white fur on the cheeks and rows, 3) large, oval ears covered with fine gray fur. (kindernest-wittenfelde.de)
  • Their habit of hauling onto land to rest, give birth and nurse their young, and warm themselves in the sun provides nature enthusiasts a chance for an excellent wildlife sighting, but also makes the harbor seal vulnerable to disturbance. (nps.gov)
  • Having been forced onto land, today the largest (unnatural) Cape Fur Seal rookery on earth is at Cape Cross, Atlas Bay and Wolf Bay in Namibia. (google.com)
  • Kayakers advocate that sightings from their boats are the best way to explore the rocky shoreline. (sa-venues.com)
  • Seals forage out at sea and haul out on rocky shores to rest. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kekeno spend a lot of their time on rocky shores, at sites called haul-outs. (whalewatch.co.nz)
  • In 1790 a party of Russians bound for Three Saints Bay shipwrecked on the rocky shores of Unalaska Island. (akhistorycourse.org)
  • Sandy shores, rocky shores, a quick trip to a quiet East End each winter. (lipulse.com)
  • The Riverhead Foundation runs seal cruises out of Freeport through April, and winter walkers along New York harbor, the Long Island Sound, Jones Beach, Long Beach and Hamptons shores have spotted harbor seals. (lipulse.com)
  • Nutrient-rich marine areas are preferred for feeding, while oceanic islands, rocky shores or ice are preferred for breeding. (groms.de)
  • At about 8 months the baby seals are taken far out to sea to learn how to find their own food and take care of themselves. (itsnature.org)
  • Harbor seals are within the Order Carnivora, which means that they primarily eat meat. (nps.gov)
  • Fur Seals can hold their breath underwater for very long periods of time, sometimes up to an hour but being mammals they have to breathe air so they have to come to the surface to breathe. (itsnature.org)
  • The way they use their flippers to swim is different from seals - it's actually the exact opposite. (nmlc.org)
  • Other marine mammals such as elephant seals, leopard seals, orcas and the occasional larger whale are also irregular visitors to the fiords. (teara.govt.nz)
  • Within Robberg Reserve you can do a variety of activities, including hiking, walking and kayaking - the latter a very popular way of getting close to the marine mammals swimming close to the rocky shore. (expertafrica.com)
  • Fur seals are beautiful marine mammals that have been hunted for the fur they are wearing, so that someone else could wear it too. (itsnature.org)
  • All Australian marine mammals are protected and the Australian Fur Seal population is making a recovery. (australiaforeveryone.com.au)
  • They are mammals, a group of animals that includes humans that have live young, produce milk, have hair/fur on their bodies, are air breathing, and are "endothermic" or able to control their body temperature. (nmlc.org)
  • Along the California coastline, adult great whites are an important predator of marine mammals, particularly the calorie-rich elephant seals . (marinebio.org)
  • It's federal law to stay back 50 yards (150 feet) from marine mammals like seals and sea turtles. (lipulse.com)
  • Seals are being spotted all over now, but don't take these adorably chubby mammals for granted. (lipulse.com)
  • Grey seals were the first mammals to be protected by modern legislation - the Grey Seals Protection Act of 1914. (mammal.org.uk)
  • Installment 6 in this series on the marine mammals of Rhode Island was on harbor seals. (rinhs.org)
  • There was very little snow and instead, the island was entirely rocky terrain covered with penguins and fur seals. (wordpress.com)
  • So sharing a video of baby fur seals frolicking in the sub-Antarctic was a no-brainer. (gadling.com)
  • Antarctic seals - Reduced predation (leapord seal) and reduced effects from us (pollution reduced etc. (brainscape.com)
  • From their office windows they can hear Elephant and Fur Seals barking and growling, King Penguins huddling and Antarctic Terns chasing interlopers away from their ground nests. (fosgi.org)
  • The area s seafaring heritage is clear, with fish racks, seal skins and furs to be seen everywhere, little boats coming into harbour every afternoon loaded with halibut and crab, and holes cut into the ice by speculative fishermen. (responsibletravel.com)
  • We were fortunate to see many Fur Seals here at Yankee Harbour. (barkeuropa.com)
  • These seals do not belong in tropical waters and as a result of the Namibian slaughter are putting pressure on tropical fish stocks, which do not form part of their natural diet. (google.com)
  • Australian Fur Seals frequent coastal waters and oceans. (australiaforeveryone.com.au)
  • Harbor seals are residents of Point Reyes and so they may be sighted year-round both on land and in the nearshore waters. (nps.gov)
  • Unlike our resident harbor seals, harp seals are merely visitors to New England or mid-Atlantic waters. (rinhs.org)
  • We have absolutely no idea how many harp seals might occur in northeastern U.S. waters. (rinhs.org)
  • Adult male Cape Fur Seals are up to 2.7 meters in length and 350 kilograms in mass. (ultimate-animals.com)
  • If you believe you have found an injured adult, or a pup that has been unattended by its mother for more than a few days, contact Sno-King Marine Mammal Response at 206.695.2277 or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Seal Hotline at 1.866.767.6114. (paws.org)
  • Adult harp seals are relatively distinctive and easily recognized. (rinhs.org)
  • To get to that adult pattern, harp seals go through a well-defined sequence of coats or pelages. (rinhs.org)
  • Fur seals feed on moderately sized fish, squid , and krill . (kiddle.co)
  • Eating a widely varied diet including other Seals, but largely Krill. (abercrombiekent.com.au)
  • Apart from the leopard seal (apex) feed on krill. (brainscape.com)
  • Off the western cape of South Africa, they can be found near cape fur seal haul-outs from May to September. (marinebio.org)
  • Grey seals are gregarious at these haul-outs, sometimes forming large groups of several hundred animals, especially when they are moulting their fur in the spring. (mammal.org.uk)
  • Another unique highlight on this itinerary is the Fur seal grottos at Puerto Egas. (exodus.co.uk)
  • MIDDLE LEFT: Fur seals are plentiful in the Puerto Egas grotto that is a collapsed lava tue in the Galapagos Islands. (latimes.com)
  • Just outside Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route is a remote rocky peninsula touted as the most popular hiking destination in and around Plettenberg Bay. (sa-venues.com)
  • The Garden Route town of Plettenberg Bay, home to more than 50,000 people, stands on the rocky Robberg Peninsula right above the ocean. (expertafrica.com)
  • The harbor seal is a rather small marine mammal, only getting up to 1.5 to 1.8 m (five to six feet) in length and 115 kg (250 pounds) in weight, whereas elephant seals are much larger. (nps.gov)
  • Point Reyes has been using the harbor seal as one of the indicators of the condition of the area's marine systems. (nps.gov)
  • Seals and sea lions are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which requires that no one harass the animals - which includes getting too close! (nmlc.org)
  • It's important, DiGiovanni believes, because healthy seals and marine life are a sign of a healthy Island. (lipulse.com)
  • The African fur seal lives around the southern and southwestern coast of Africa from Cape Cross in Namibia and around the Cape of Good Hope to Black Rocks near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape province. (wikipedia.org)
  • We would like to particularly thank Francois Hugo , world renowned authority on Cape Fur Seals and founder of Seal Alert SA for much of the information provided. (google.com)
  • Cape Fur Seals at Dawn Cape Fur Seals at Seal Island Cape Fur Seals are intensely curious animals, using their large, well developed eyes and sensitive mouths to investigate virtually everything in their environment. (ultimate-animals.com)
  • Seal Islandis populated by approximately 60 000 Cape Fur Seals. (ultimate-animals.com)
  • The Cape Fur Seals spend most of their lives out at sea. (capetown-direct.com)
  • About 95% of the Cape Fur Seals live on the west Coast of South Africa because of the richness of the fishing grounds there, the remaining 7% live on the South coast. (capetown-direct.com)
  • We saw tons of Cape Fur Seals! (mixbook.com)
  • National Geographic nomad and past Gadling contributor Andrew Evans is currently crossing oceans on a Cape (Horn) to Cape (Good Hope) trip and caught up with these cuties on the island of South Georgia , home to 95% of the world's population of fur seals. (gadling.com)
  • In the 19th century, steam-powered ships enabled additional expansion of the hunt, with annual takes ranging from 500,000 to 740,000 seals. (rinhs.org)
  • 1993). In their review of pinniped taxonomy, Berta and Churchill (2012) concluded that the Fur Seals in Peru and northern Chile probably represent an unnamed subspecies. (iucnredlist.org)
  • The total number of South American Fur Seals is estimated at about 238,000 and population size of the South American subspecies is likely increasing. (iucnredlist.org)
  • [2] The size and weight of the brown fur seal depends on the subspecies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Observe seals and seabirds, explore historic pā and whaling sites and enjoy clifftop views of the sea and mountains. (doc.govt.nz)
  • Male seals have golden tipped thick guard hairs on the back of the head, neck, and shoulders. (wikipedia.org)
  • Until recently, fur seals were all grouped under a single subfamily of Pinnipedia, called the Arctocephalinae, to contrast them with Otariinae - the sea lions - based on the most prominent common feature, namely the coat of dense underfur intermixed with guard hairs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Seals dark appearances comes from their deep chestnut undercoat and the dark gray coarse guard hairs of the topcoat. (animaldiversity.org)
  • When the fur is wet, it appears darker, but when it is dry the white tipped guard hairs give off a silvery sheen. (animaldiversity.org)
  • Nonetheless, all fur seals have certain features in common: the fur, generally smaller sizes, farther and longer foraging trips, smaller and more abundant prey items, and greater sexual dimorphism. (wikipedia.org)
  • Along with the previously mentioned thick underfur, fur seals are distinguished from sea lions by their smaller body structure, greater sexual dimorphism, smaller prey, and longer foraging trips during the feeding cycle. (wikipedia.org)
  • It should be noted that great whites often receive considerable injuries from their prey, many have been observed with deep scarring on the head from the teeth and claws of elephant seals and sea lions. (marinebio.org)
  • The remainder of the year, fur seals lead a largely pelagic existence in the open sea, pursuing their prey wherever it is abundant. (kiddle.co)
  • Loss of ice due to climate change is known to directly affect the ability of polar bears to feed and survive, as they rely on platforms of ice to reach their prey of ringed and bearded seals - and, Baffin Island, where the footage was captured, has been particularly hard hit by the warming climate. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • The bears need platforms of ice to reach their prey of ringed and bearded seals. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • During the 1800s the Australian Fur Seal was heavily hunted for its coat and the population dropped from several hundred thousand to only 20,000. (australiaforeveryone.com.au)
  • This is the largest of the fur seal family and was once widely hunted for its coat. (elelur.com)
  • Geography of Seal Island, False Bay Seal Island, False Bay is a small, elongate rocky islet with its long axis oriented roughly north-south, measuring approximately 400 by 50 metres, and with a maximum elevation of about 7 metres above the high tide line. (ultimate-animals.com)
  • The Caribbean monk seal ( Monachus tropicalis ) was last seen at Seranilla Bank in 1952. (groms.de)
  • The Caribbean monk seal ( Monachus tropicalis) , also is known as the "sea wolf" or "West Indian seal" was last seen at Serranilla Bank between Nicaragua and Jamaica in 1952, although it was not officially declared extinct in the US in 2008. (worldatlas.com)
  • The Caribbean monk seal was hunted extensively by European explorers during the late 15th century and was later exploited for their meat, fur, and oil by whalers and fishers between the 18th and 19th centuries. (worldatlas.com)
  • A prolonged decline of the Hawaiian monk seal population in the NWHI occurred after the late 1950s, lasting until very recently. (noaa.gov)
  • Apparent recolonization and significant growth of the main Hawaiian Islands monk seal subpopulation from low numbers to approximately 300 over the past two or more decades. (noaa.gov)
  • Along the central California coast, they can be found hunting near elephant seal haulout areas from October through March. (marinebio.org)