• species
  • Australian Fur Seals are subject to persistent bycatch mortality from trawl fisheries in part of their range, and both subspecies may be affected by global climate change should it have impacts upon their abiotic environment or prey species. (iucnredlist.org)
  • They are known to haul out with other Otariid species such as Northern Fur Seals (pictured above) and California Sea Lions. (paws.org)
  • 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)
  • Lions
  • 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)
  • Sea lions get their name from the long fur on their neck that resembles a lion's mane. (paws.org)
  • History of North American pinnipeds, a monograph of the walruses, sea-lions, sea-bears, and seals of North America. (gc.ca)
  • 1990. Predation by harbour seals and sea lions on adult salmon in Comox Harbour and Cowichan Bay, British Columbia. (gc.ca)
  • rookeries
  • Critical habitat for them is considered a 20 nautical mile buffer around all major haul-outs and rookeries as well as associated terrestrial, air and aquatic zones, and three large offshore foraging areas. (paws.org)
  • However, near rookeries and haul outs they gather in large " rafts " at the surface. (paws.org)
  • body
  • The Afro-Australian Fur Seal holds a somewhat enigmatic position within the Otariidae, with its large body size, locomotion pattern (alternate gait on land), vocalization and thigmotactic behaviour being more similar to the Sea Lion genera (Goldsworthy et al . (iucnredlist.org)