South American Fur Seal
Little is known about the lives of these Falkand Island dwellers
Our Expert Says… "It can be difficult to distinguish these animals from sea lions if you spot them in the water. The sea lions have a more rounded snout, whereas the South American fur seals are more pointed. At-sea encounters are most likely when leaving or arriving back to the Beagle Channel."
Relatively little is known about the life of the South American Fur Seal. It’s thought there might be about 250,000 individuals of the species, but scientific studies and population censuses have been few and far between.
Pictures of South American Fur Seal
Highlights where the South American Fur Seal can be seen
Beagle Channel & Lectures
Our trips to spot the South American Fur Seal