The government, recognizing how the end of the fur seal
industry was catastrophic for the economy of St.
From the late 18th century the fur seal
skins were used in making top-end clothing, especially the neck and cuffs of jackets, and to make hats.
Arctocephalus australis Zimmerman, South American fur seal
are larger than normal seals, and can walk or even run on their flippers.
In addition, wildlife rescue crews have been trying to rehabilitate a record number of the rarely seen and endangered Guadalupe fur seal
pups, also showing up stranded.
The Guadalupe Fur Seal
, which was twice thought to be extinct due to overhunting in the late 1800s and early 1900s has also seen its numbers increase, IUCN said.
Two headless New Zealand fur seals
were washed up ashore on a South Australian beach on Thursday.
The term fur seals
and sea lions are traditionally used for 15 different species, including the South African fur seal
The comparison of otariid morphology is extremely useful to all who have ever wondered which species of fur seal
they have encountered.
One species, the northern fur seal
(Callorhinus ursinus) inhabits the North Pacific, while seven species in the Arctocephalus genus are found primarily in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Cape Fur Seal
is endemic to the southern African region.
The South American fur seal
Arctocephalus australis (SAFS) population suffered a drastic reduction due to commercial exploitation during the XVIII and XIX centuries (Vaz-Fereira, 1982).
Other topics include the effect of protein levels on growth, early detection of Aleutian disease, influenza on Dutch mink farms, color coat aberrations in northern fur seal
, slurry channels to collect urine and feces, and drinking water for young mink kits.
Tessa Bickford makes the most of her experiences over two summers as a fur seal
researcher on Macquarie Island with this interesting story of a new Gentoo penguin chick as he grows, learns to swim and is nearly ready to undertake his long journey to Antarctica.
Summary: A fur seal
has turned up on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach.