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Cape fur seal

Arctocephalus pusillus

Description:

The foreflippers are covered with sparse hair over about three-quarters of their length. The hindflippers are short relative to the large body, with short, fleshy tips on the digits.

Habitat:

Rock islands off the coast of Houtbay South Africa.

Notes:

The African fur seal’s diet apparently is made of up to 70% fish, 20% squid and 2% crab.

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2 Comments

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 2 years ago

thank you keith!

keithp2012
keithp2012 2 years ago

Great photos!

Western Cape, South Africa

Lat: -34.13, Long: 18.42

Spotted on Feb 12, 2012
Submitted on Aug 15, 2012

Spotted for mission

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