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Guadalupe Fur Seal


Scientific Name:
Arctocephalus townsendi
Length:
Males: 1.9 m, Females: 1.4 m
Weight:
Males: 124-160 kg, Females: 50 kg
Status:
edangered
Prey:
N/A

Physical characteristics

They have a brownish gray coat with a silvery to yellowish-grey “mane” on their neck. Their snout is pointed and has a rust-orange color on the sides.

Behavioral characterization

Known to be territorial during the breeding season.

Distribution

Found from the Channel Islands of California to Cedros Island in Baja California, Mexico.

Population size

N/A

Predators

N/A

Migration/Dispersal patterns

N/A

Social system/Group size

N/A

Major threats

N/A

Research efforts

N/A

Fun fact

The population has bounced back significantly from being hunted. It has gone from 14 to 7,348 individuals.