Northern Fur Seal

Northern Fur Seal


Northern Fur Seal Male and his Harem
Northern Fur Seal Male and his Harem


Northern Fur Seal Range Map (N Pacific)
Northern Fur Seal Range Map (N Pacific)
Dark Blue - Breeding Colonies
Light Blue - Non Breeding Individuals
Latin Name Callorhinus ursinus
Conservation Status Vulnerable
Location North Pacific
Colour Brown/Grey
Length Up to 2.1 m (7 ft)
Weight 50 - 270 Kgs (110 - 600 lbs)
Life Expectancy

26 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Northern Fur Seals have a body length up to 2.1 m (7 ft) and they weigh between 50 and 270 kgs (110 - 600 lbs).

Males are much larger than females and they are coloured dark grey or reddish brown. Females are coloured grey/brown and pups are black.

Habitat

Northern Fur Seals can be found throughout the north Pacific Ocean.

Diet

Northern Fur Seals feed on fish and squid.

Breeding

Northern Fur Seals have a gestation period of 11 - 12 months, which includes a 4 month period of delayed implantation, and they give birth to a single pup. The pup is weaned at 4 months old and they reach sexual maturity at 3 - 6 years of age.

Predators

The main predators of Northern Fur Seals are sharks, killer whales and steller sea lions.

Subspecies

Northern Fur Seals have no subspecies

Interesting Facts


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Antarctic Fur Seal
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