Northern Fur Seals (Callorhinus ursinus)

Northern Fur Seals are found from California through Alaska, across the North Pacific to Japan. This species only comes ashore to breed and is known to be aggressive; they are pelagic for 7 to 10 months of the year. Some males stay in the North Pacific while the females and sub-adults spend winter offshore from Southeast Alaska to California. Territories are established in May and June and females will arrive and give birth, mating 8-10 days after the pup is born and gestation is 10 months. They nurse for 4-5 months. Northern Fur Seals mainly feed at night on squid, herring, caplin, and pollock.

Today, Northern fur seals face a variety of threats including predation; changes in the availability of prey; bycatch in fishing gear; entanglement in marine debris; disturbance from vessels & humans; and climate change.

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