By the late eighteen hundreds had been hunted nearly to extinction. Still rarely seen other than at Guadalupe and San Benitos Islands Baja Mexico.
Often when lounging on the surface groups of Fur Seals will hang in a head down position. It is believed this is done to keep a keen eye out for predators such as Great White Sharks which are found in large numbers at Guadalupe Island.
Range: Channel Islands to Cedros Island Baja Mexico
Species: Arctocephalus townsendi