Guadalupe fur seal mother and pup, Arctocephalus townsendi

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Guadalupe fur seal mother and pup. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico, Arctocephalus townsendi, natural history stock photograph, photo id 02440
Guadalupe fur seals (Arctocephalus townsendi) were nearly driven into extinction, with a small holdout colony hiding from sealers at Guadalupe Island. However, their recovery is not as robust as that of the northern elephant seal, and they have only recently begun to establish breeding colonies away from Guadalupe.

Guadalupe fur seal mother and pup. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico

Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 02440
Format: Film 3:2
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