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2009-05-20 14:37:02

Researchers have confirmed the first ever sighting of a white southern elephant seal on a sub-Antarctic beach, BBC News reported. Unusual colors are more common in eared seals such as sea lions and fur seals, but such a thing is rare for true seals, a group that includes elephant seals. The journal Polar Biology published details of the seal, which has creamy white fur but normal brown eyes and nose. Ryan Reisinger of the University of Pretoria in South Africa, one of the researchers who...


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Subantarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus tropicalis
2012-05-24 13:25:45

The subantarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus tropicalis) was described by John Edward Gray, in 1872, when he recovered an individual from Australia, and this was the cause of the improper name of tropicalis. This seal can be found mainly in southern areas of the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It has a wide range, but prefers to breed in areas that are more northern than the Antarctic fur seal, as its name indicates. Gough Island located in the South Atlantic and Ile Amsterdam located in the...

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2007-02-13 23:33:00

The Cape fur seal (also known as the South African Fur Seal) and the Australian fur seal are two subspecies of the Arctocephalus pusillus species of fur seal. The Cape fur seal (A. p. pusillus) is found along the coast of Namibia and along the west coast of South Africa. The Australian fur seal (A. p. doriferus) breeds on nine islands in the Bass Strait between Tasmania and Victoria. The Cape fur seal is an inquisitive and friendly animal when in the water and will often accompany SCUBA...

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2007-02-13 15:59:34

The Guadalupe fur seal (Arctocephalus townsendi) is a fur seal. It is one of six members of the Arctocephalus genus, but the only one to be found in the Northern Hemisphere. Sealers reduced the population to just a few dozen by the late 19th century, but the species had recovered to 10,000 in number by the late 1990s. Many individuals can be found on Mexico's Guadalupe Island. Biology Guadalupe fur seals are sexually dimorphic in size, with the males being much larger than females,...

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2007-02-13 15:45:12

The Northern Fur Seal, Callorhinus ursinus, is an eared seal. It is the only species in the genus Callorhinus. It is found in the North Pacific Ocean. Physical description and behavior The Northern Fur Seal has substantial physical differences compared to its cousins. Its head is smaller, snout shorter and the hind flippers are proportionately largest of any eared seal. The "fingers" on the hind flippers are conspicuous by their length. Males are substantially larger. They are 6.56 ft...

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2007-02-13 15:42:15

The New Zealand Sea Lion or Hooker's Sea Lion (Phocarctos hookeri) is a species of sea lion that breeds around the coast of New Zealand's South Island and Stewart Island/Rakiura to some extent. They are also found around New Zealand's sub-antarctic islands, especially the Auckland Islands. As one of the larger New Zealand animals, it has been a protected species since the 1890s. There was thought to be a population of around 15,000 in the mid-1990s. This may have declined somewhat since...

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