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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Otariidae
Genus:Callorhinus
Genus species:Callorhinus ursinus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:1.5-2.1 m
Weight:50-270 kg
Identification:The color of the northern fur seal can vary from gray to black to reddish to dark brown.
Habitat:Oceans, coasts
Diet:Carnivore: very opportunistic; squid, herring, pollock, rockfish, lantern fish
Reproduction:Breeding takes place from June to August. Each female has only one pup.
Northern fur seals are solitary.
Behavior:Northern fur seals come to land only during the breeding season. Otherwise, all of their time is spent at sea.
Status:Vulnerable
Interesting Facts:Predators of northern fur seals include killer whales, great white sharks, foxes, and Steller sea lions.

Other Information

Geographic:Northern Pacific Ocean
Bering Sea
Okhotsk Sea
Date:1962-06 Subjects:Northern fur seal
sea mammal
Northern fur seal -- Infancy
Callorhinus
Eared seals
Seals (Animals)
Pinnipedia
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Coastal animals