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Alaska fur seal picture and information (Callorhinus alascanus) pandurro hobby
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Alaska fur seal picture and information (Callorhinus alascanus) pandurro hobby

Several species of fur seals are known, all of them limited to the southern oceans or the coasts and islands of the North Pacific. All are strongly gregarious and formerly sought their island breeding grounds in vast numbers. At one period, soon after the purchase of Alaska, it was estimated that several million fur seals were on the Pribilof Islands in one season. During the height of their abundance the southern fur seals were equally numerous. The value of their skins and the facility with which these animals may be slaughtered have resulted in the practical extermination of all but those which breed tinder governmental protection on the Russian islands off the coast of Kamchatca and on the Pribilof Islands in Alaska. The Alaska fur seal is a migratory species, wintering down th...