What does the Guadalupe fur seal eat?

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What does the Guadalupe fur seal eat?

Behavior and Diet Guadalupe fur seals are generally solitary, are thought to be non-social animals when at sea. They primarily feed at night on coastal and pelagic squid, and small pelagic fish (e.g., mackerel,sardine, and lanternfish) by diving to average depths of 65 feet with maximum depths of about 250 feet.

How long do Guadalupe fur seals live?

Adult males measure 2.2 m in length on average and weigh 188 kg, while the average adult female reaches 1.5 m in length and 49 kg in weight. Females live almost twice as long as males, on average about 23 years compared to the male average life span of 13 years.

What is a fur seals diet?

Northern fur seals are described as generalist or opportunistic foragers, consuming a wide variety of midwater fish and squid species. Walleye pollock is the predominant prey of northern fur seals that forage over the Bering Sea shelf.

When was the Marine Mammal Protection Act passed?

October 21, 1972
The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) was enacted on October 21, 1972. All marine mammals are protected under the MMPA.

Why do fur seals have 2 layers of fur?

Fur seals have a dense coat of two layers – a wool-like underfur and long, coarse outer hairs. This double layer traps air which waterproofs and insulates the seal. All seals moult each year, replacing their old fur with new growth.

Do fur seals eat humans?

They have been known to feed humans For several days, a sympathetic female leopard seal brought Nicklen penguins, both dead and injured, in order to feed him and teach him to feed himself.

Are Guadalupe fur seals endangered?

Near Threatened (Population increasing)
Guadalupe fur seal/Conservation status

Are there any laws to protect sea lions?

All seals and sea lions are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and some are also listed under the Endangered Species Act. Together with our partners, we work to study, protect, and conserve these unique marine mammals and their habitats.

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