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Male Antarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus Gazella), Antarctic Peninsula

Male Antarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus Gazella), Antarctic Peninsula

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Uploaded 17 Aug 2010 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2010
From collection: Antarctic biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Since the 1800's when they were killed for their dense fur to the brink of extinction, the Fur Seal has made a strong comeback, with <a href=http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/2058/0> all populations stable or increasing in number</a> . Over 90% of Antarctic Fur Seals breed at South Georgia. Territorial males spend a good deal of time patrolling their land and making sure that their females do not leave it, and pups are born around December. They feed mainly on krill, but have ...
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