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Northern fur seals spend the majority of their lives in the cool water of the North Pacific Ocean. During the reproductive season northern fur seals arrive at island breeding grounds. Male northern fur seals remain on land. Females will remain on land during mating but will re-enter the ocean to hunt while nursing a pup.
Southern California to Bering Sea
Almost extinct in the mid 1700s; currently threatened by loss of breeding habitats on islands
Herring, squid, lantern fish and pollock
Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for northern fur seal.