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Antarctic Fur Seal

Arctocephalus gazella

Description:

This fur seal is a fairly large animal and has a short and broad snout compared with others in the family. Males are substantially bigger than females. Males live for about 15 years and females up to 25.

Habitat:

Antarctic waters

Notes:

I spotted this Antarctic fur seal from the deck of our ship as we left the Antarctic peninsula. We saw mostly crab eater seals around the peninsula so it was nice to a different species. It was asleep on a small iceberg when our ship passed it. It woke up for a bit and glanced at us.

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dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Lat: -62.07, Long: -60.68

Spotted on Dec 4, 2017
Submitted on Sep 2, 2019

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