Galapagos Fur Seal
The Galapagos fur seal is the smallest of all ostriids. It is dark brown ans has short, pointed muzzles and large eyes.
It spends more time on land than in water.
10,000 - 15,000
Sharks and killer whales.
They do not migrate. Recently, some specimen were seen on Peruan islands, possibly due to the rise in the sea temperature. It is not known yet whether this population might get residental in Peru.
Social system/Group size
Individual males maintain harems of 3 - 40 females.
El Nino events may have an impact on the available food supply.
The Galapagos Conservancy monitores the seals and protects their habitat.
The Galapagos fur seal is fully protected by the Galapagos National Park Service under Ecuadorean law.