HomeAboutActivitiesMapsPhotosPublicationsNews
 
Home >> Biodiversity Hotspot Cape Floristic Region, South Africa >> African Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus), Dyer Islands, Western Cape, South Africa
Size Pixels Download  
small 800 x 531 Download  
medium 2200 x 1461 Download  
large 3500 x 2324 Download  
original 4288 x 2848 Download  
Uploaded on Saturday 17 Mar 2012 by Peter Prokosch

African Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus), Dyer Islands, Western Cape, South Africa

Year: 2012 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The African Fur Seal, or Brown Fur Seal is the largest of all fur seal species. It lives around the southern and southwestern coast of Africa from Cape Cross in Namibia and around the Cape of Good Hope to Black Rocks of Cape province. They prefer to haul out and breed on rocky islands, rock ledges and reefs, and pebble and boulder beaches. The African fur seal’s diet apparently is made of up to 70% fish, 20% squid and 2% crab. Their main predator is the Great White Shark.
Views: 156     Downloads: 268     Rating: 3
Relevant links:
http://www.dict.org.za/
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird (Nectarinia chalybea), Botanical Garden, Cape Town, SA
White Shark Tourism, Gaansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa
West Coast National Park, South Africa
Cape Grysbok (Raphicerus melanotis), Bettys Bay, South Africa
Sea Lavander (Limonium peregrinum), West Coast National Park, South Africa
African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus), Tourist attraction at Boulders Beach, South Africa
Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis), Cape point, South Africa
White Shark Tourism, Gaansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa
;