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Antarctic fur seal



An Antarctic fur seal instrumented with radio and flipper tags.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike Goebel
Year Taken: 2001Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8298_small.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



An Antarctic fur seal pup sporting a flipper tag.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike Goebel
Year Taken: 1999Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8004.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



An Antarctic fur seal giving birth, or “pupping” at Cape Shirreff, Livingston Island.  A female fur is pregnant for about a year, then gives birth to a single pup. About a week after giving birth she becomes sexually receptive and mates, and the reproductive cycle begins again.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike Goebel
Year Taken: 1999Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8013.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A fur seal mother cleaning her newborn pup.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 1999Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8014.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A female Antarctic fur seal and her newborn pup, only minutes old.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 1999Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8015.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Closeup of an Antarctic fur seal, basking in the sun.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 1999Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8022.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A fur seal pup after swimming.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 1992Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8059.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A female Antarctic fur seal after a swim.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 1992Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8060.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



An Antarctic fur seal with Gentoo Penguins.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Wayne TrivelpieceYear Taken: 1982Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8181.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Fur seals and chinstrap penguins congregate around a rocky inlet on Seal Island, in the South Shetland Islands.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 1992Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8231.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



An Antarctic fur seal, with warm winter coat.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit
Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8260.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



An Antarctic fur seal at Cape Shirreff, Livingston Island.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit
Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8265.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A yearling Antarctic fur seal.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 1992Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8266.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A fur seal mother with her newborn pup.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 1991Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8270.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Antarctic fur seal giving birth.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 1991Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8273.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A fur seal with a flipper tag and radio transmitter.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 1991Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8274.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A fur seal with a flipper tag, and her newborn pup.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 1991Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8275.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A tagged Antarctic fur seal with her newborn pup.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 1991Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8276.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A nursing Antarctic fur seal pup.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 1992Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8278.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Antarctic fur seal mom and pup.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 2001Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8280.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Male fur seals, basking on the beach.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit
Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8282.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A fur seal and her pup. Their extraordinarily long whiskers help them sense prey and navigate underwater.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit
Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8283.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A calling fur seal.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 1992Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8284.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A fur seal mother and nursing pup.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 1992Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8285.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



This young fur seal has discovered a comfortable resting spot, in the pelvic bone of a whale. Fur seal pups spend days resting on land while their mothers forage at sea.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 2001Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8297.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



An Antarctic fur seal instrumented with radio and flipper tags.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 2001Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8298.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Krill remains give a fresh fur seal scat a pinkish color.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 1999Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8299.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Fur seal mother and pup.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 2001Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8301.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Fur seal pup next to a whale vertebra.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken: 2001Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8302.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A cross-section of a fur seal tooth, under a microscope. Seal teeth give clues to an animal's age and diet history.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken:Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8303.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A cross-section of Antarctic fur seal teeth seen under a dissecting microscope.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mike GoebelYear Taken:Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8304.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A white morph giant petrel savenges on the carcass of a fur seal pup, seen in the foreground.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8309.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A closeup of an Antarctic fur seal.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit
Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8313.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A closeup of an adult male Antarctic fur seal's teeth.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8330.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A fur seal amongst penguins.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Lisa Hiruki-Raring
Year Taken: 1994Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8333.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A fur seal with a radio transmitter glued to its fur. The tag is shed in several months when the animal molts its fur.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Lisa Hiruki-Raring
Year Taken: 1994Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8336.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Antarctic fur seal pup.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit
Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8356.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A seal colony with two satellite-tagged seals.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Jessica Lipsky
Year Taken: 2005Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8363.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A group of fur seal pups after a swim. 
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Roger Hewitt Year Taken: 1995Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8369.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A rare blonde color morph of the Antarctic fur seal.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Roger Hewitt Year Taken: 1996Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8378.jpg

Antarctic fur seal




Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Roger Hewitt
Year Taken: 1996Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8380.jpg

Antarctic fur seal




Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Roger Hewitt
Year Taken: 1996Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8381.jpg

Antarctic fur seal




Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Roger Hewitt
Year Taken: 1996Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8384.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A rare blonde color morph of the Antarctic fur seal rests on the beach.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Roger Hewitt Year Taken: 1996Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8389.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A young male Antarctic fur seal with a wound from fighting.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit
Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8399.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Antarctic fur seal pup sits next to a backpack.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8437.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Closeup of an Antarctic fur seal pup with a backpack.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit
Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8440.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A  leopard seal and Antarctic fur seal.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit
Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8446.jpg

Antarctic fur seal




Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Roger Hewitt
Year Taken: 1997Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8475.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



An Antarctic fur seal pup, Livingston Island.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit
Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8489.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



An Antarctic fur seal pup after a swim.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit
Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8507.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Closeup of an Antarctic fur seal.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit
Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8510.jpg

Antarctic fur seal




Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Roger Hewitt
Year Taken: 1994Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8533.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



An Antarctic fur seal mother with a pup, only minutes old.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit
Year Taken: 2009Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8553.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



An Antarctic fur seal mother interacts with her newborn pup.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8583.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Antarctic fur seals, Livingston Island.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Kim Dietrich
Year Taken: 2006Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8637.JPG

Antarctic fur seal



A female Antarctic fur seal grooms with her flipper.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Tara ClementeYear Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8692.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



An Antarctic fur seal pup with a flipper tag for identification.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Tara ClementeYear Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8694.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



A female Antarctic fur seal calls to her pup. Antarctic fur seals locate and identify their pups by calling and listening for a response. They also use olfactory (smell) cues. 
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Tara ClementeYear Taken:2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8695.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Young male Antarctic fur seal, Cape Shirreff, Livingston Island.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Amy Van Cise
Year Taken: 2009Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8729.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Playful Antarctic fur seal pup.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Amy Van Cise
Year Taken: 2009Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8730.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Antarctic fur seal pup in the snow.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Amy Van Cise
Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8741.JPG

Antarctic fur seal



Chinstrap penguins share a beach with a pair of Antarctic fur seals.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: David SandwellYear Taken: 1987Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8794.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Antarctic fur seal pups bask among whale bones.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Elaine Leung
Year Taken: 2005Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8804.JPG

Antarctic fur seal



Antarctic fur seals on an icy beach.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Jessica LipskyYear Taken: 2004Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8832.JPG

Antarctic fur seal



Antarctic fur seals and chinstrap penguins on Seal Island.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Jessica LipskyYear Taken: 2004Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8845.JPG

Antarctic fur seal



Antarctic fur seal pups with a whale rib and seal skull, Livingston Island.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Jessica LipskyYear Taken: 2006Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8859.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



The Antarctic landscape, South Shetland Islands.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: McKenzie MudgeYear Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8867.JPG

Antarctic fur seal




Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: McKenzie MudgeYear Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8869.JPG

Antarctic fur seal



Antarctic fur seals sometimes approach AMLR scientists, and enjoy being scratched around the ears like a cat.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: McKenzie MudgeYear Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8872.JPG

Antarctic fur seal



AMLR biologist Kevin Pietrzak with a fur seal pup.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: McKenzie MudgeYear Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8873.JPG

Antarctic fur seal



A leopard seal (left) and Antarctic fur seal (right) on the shores of Livingston Island.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: McKenzie MudgeYear Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8874.JPG

Antarctic fur seal



An Antarctic fur seal pup at Livingston Island.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: McKenzie MudgeYear Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8876.JPG

Antarctic fur seal



Nursing fur seal pups, temporarily dyed for identification purposes.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: McKenzie Mudge.Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8877.JPG

Antarctic fur seal



A juvenille Antarctic fur seal rubs against a piece of drift wood.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: McKenzie MudgeYear Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8885.JPG

Antarctic fur seal



A female Antarctic fur seal sunning.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mattias Cape
Year Taken: 2007Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8898.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Female Antarctic fur seal scratching.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Mattias Cape Year Taken: 2007Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8901.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Antarctic fur seal grooming at Cape Shirreff.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8903.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Close up of an Antarctic fur seal's whiskers.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit
Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8905.jpg

Antarctic fur seal



Antarctic fur seal pup playing in the water.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella Photo Credit: Ray Buchheit
Year Taken: 2010Contact: SWFSC AMLR Programfish8909.jpg