Guadalupe fur seal thermoregulating, hind flippers elevated, Arctocephalus townsendi



Guadalupe fur seal thermoregulating, hind flippers elevated. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico, Arctocephalus townsendi, natural history stock photograph, photo id 02357Add To Light Table
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Unless one is in the water with them, this is about all one can expect to see of a resting, floating Guadalupe fur seal. As with other pinnipeds, flippers are held out of the water in an effort to control the body temperature (i.e., thermoregulation).

Guadalupe fur seal thermoregulating, hind flippers elevated. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico

Stock Photo: 02357
Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Format: Film 2:3
Other Names: Guadalupe Fur Seal, Lower Californian Fur Seal, Arctocéphale De Guadalupe, Otarie À Fourrure D'amérique, Oso Marino De Guadalupe
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