2 edition of Galapagos fur seal found in the catalog.
Galapagos fur seal
Follows two-year-old Fur Seal as he rests on the seashore and swims in shady cave pools during the day, and hunts for food at night. Includes facts about the Galapagos fur seal.
|Statement||by Victoria Sherrow ; illustrated by Anne Wertheim|
|Series||Smithsonian oceanic collection|
|Contributions||Wertheim, Anne, ill|
|LC Classifications||PZ10.3.S387 Gal 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2011016623|
Your walk comes to an end when you arrive at the fur seal grottos; these are the deep pools of clear water where you can swim with the shy fur seals that hide in cool caves. This will be your best opportunity to see the fur seal, once thought to be on the verge of extinction. Overnight aboard the M/V SANTA CRUZ II. The Galápagos Fur Seal however is not a true seal. It would be more accurately described as a Galapagos fur The world of Pinnipeds (carnivorous, fin-footed, semi-aquatic marine mammals) is divided into walrus (odobenidae), seals (phocidae) and sea lions (otariidae).
The Galapagos fur seal is misnamed. It has ears which protrude so it is a sea lion, not a seal which has an ear hole. Early observers did not know the anatomical difference between a seal . The best place to see Galapagos fur seals is to visit Puerto Egas on Santiago island. WHY BOOK WITH US Galapagos Specialists offers you comprehensive advice, % financial protection & .
This video was taken on Baltra Island in the Galapagos in May, This video was taken on Baltra Island in the Galapagos in May, Galapagos Flirty Seal - Duration: The Galapagos fur seal is the smallest of all the otariids, or eared seals. On average, adult males are about 4 feet 11 inches long and weigh about pounds, while adult females are about a foot shorter and weigh half as much. Another characteristic that sets the Galapagos fur seal apart from other seals is the amount of time it spends on land.
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Join Fur Seal as he plays with other young seals and learns to dive and hunt for fish in this fact-based story. New and improved changes make Galapagos Fur Seal: At Home in the Tropics ideal for schools and libraries.
This book has been carefully reviewed by experts at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, and comes with a free easy-to 1/5(1). Victoria Sherrow Fur Seal Grows Up: A Story of a Galapagos Fur Seal (Read-and-Discover) (Smithsonian Read & Discover, Level 1) Paperback – by Soundprints (Author), Victoria Sherrow (Author)/5(2).
Galapagos fur seals live in large colonies which are divided into territories by the female seals during breeding season (mid-August to mid-November). Every mother seal claims a territory for herself and breeds her pup there.
The Galapagos fur seal has the lowest reproductive rate reported in all seals with the females only bearing one pup at a. Perhaps they were dubbed “Galapagos fur seals” so that the didn’t get confused with the other, suitably named, “Galapagos sea lion.” Despite being a “sea lion,” the Galapagos fur seal looks significantly different than the Galapagos sea lions.
Fur seals are smaller, with shorter heads Galapagos fur seal book with larger eyes and. Name: Galapagos Fur Seal Family: Otariidae Scientific Name: Arctocephalus galapagoensis Length: Up to cm (63 in) Weight: Males up to 75 kg ( lbs) / Females up to 35 kg (75 lbs) The Galapagos fur seal is common around the archipelago and we will have a chance to see it in Santiago Island while on a Galapagos is found in the shore zone, mainly along rocky shores.
Galapagos fur seals are found primarily on the Galapagos Islands or in the waters of the Pacific Ocean near the Galapagos Islands. During the breeding seasons populations are observed in the northern and western parts of the Galapagos Islands and they are non-migratory.
The Galapagos Fur Seal breeds on the Galapagos Islands in the eastern Pacific, making it the only fur seal to breed in tropical waters. The number of Galapagos Fur Seals successfully bred in a year is very sensitive to El Niño weather events.
In the El Nino summers of and greatly increased infant mortality. The Galapagos fur seal belongs to a genus of fur seals called Arctocephalus (or Arctophoca), meaning bear-headed. The Galapagos sea lion belongs to the genus Zalophus which contains 2 extant sea lion species, and previously contained the Japanese sea lion which went extinct in.
Fur seals are less in numbers when compared to the sea lion, as they were heavily hunted back in the day by the first colonizers.and sailors in the 19 th century. The fur seal spend more time in land than they do in water. Fur seals are usually found in the west side of the archipelago, where the quantity of food is almost always higher.
Galápagos fur seals also suffer from oil spills and other pollution of their habitat. They are further threatened by natural predators, particularly feral dogs on the islands where they live. Population number. According to the IUCN Red List, the Galápagos fur seal total population size is estimated at ab, individuals.
Size ranges from about m, 64 kg in the male Galapagos fur seal (also the smallest pinniped) to m, kg in the adult male New Zealand fur seal. Most fur seal pups are born with a black-brown coat that molts at 2–3 months, revealing a brown coat that typically gets darker with : Mammalia.
What’s the difference between the Galapagos Fur Seal or Sea Lion. Many travelers to the Galapagos confuse the two species: Both animals are pinnipeds (meaning “fin-like foot”) and they have similar morphological traits, but you can tell if it is a fur seal or sea lion based on their appearance, behavior, and distribution.
Other articles where Galápagos fur seal is discussed: fur seal: forsteri), the Galapagos fur seal (A. galapagoensis), and the Juan Fernandez fur seal (A. philippii), all of which were hunted nearly to the point of extinction, have been protected by law. Description & Behavior. Fur Seals of the Galapagos:: MarineBio Video Library.
Galapagos fur seals, Arctocephalus galapagoensis (Heller, ), are gray-brown above and lighter brown below. Adult males measure up to m long and weigh 64 kg on average. Adult females are smaller, measuring an average of m in length and weighing from kg (average 28 kg).
Fur seals have significantly thicker coats with longer guard hairs. On the other hand, the sea lion has a much pointier nose, while the Galapagos fur seal has a broader and shorter head. Fur seals also have more visible ears and are generally smaller than the sea lion.
Overall size is different too; fur seals are smaller than Galapagos sea lions. Buy a cheap copy of Galapagos Fur Seal book by Victoria Sherrow.
Free shipping over $ An ideal habitat for the Galapagos Fur Seal Habitat: The average temperature of the Galapagos is 82 degrees and there is intense solar radiation as well as high air temperatures The Galapagos Fur Seal spends about 50% of its time on land; which is the highest percentage of all otariidae They need a habitat that allows them to.
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Get this from a library. Fur Seal grows up: a story of a Galapagos Fur Seal. [Victoria Sherrow; Anne Wertheim] -- Follows Fur Seal as he use his long whisker and swimming ability to find food while searching for his mother. Includes glossary and note to parents.
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Phocid pups are larger at birth than are otariid pups, because phocid mothers in most species are larger (62 kg ringed seals to kg northern elephant seals) than otariid mothers (27 kg Galapagos fur seal to kg Steller sea lion; Costa, ; Bowen, ).However, on a mass-specific basis the different families of pinnipeds are quite similar in terms of birth size compared to maternal.Tip Top II M/C built inredesigned in Engines: twin Detroit Diesel MTU HP main engines.
Lenght: ft / m. Cruising speed: 12 knots.Fur Seal. The Galapagos Fur Seal is the smallest of the Southern Fur Seal reaching a length of up to 5 feet ( meters) at maturity. Their coats of dark gray-brown to dusky-black nearly lead these animals to extinction, as hunters targeted them.
Pups are born with a smooth and silky skin to which fur develops around 6 months of age.