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Scientists to monitor site

Scientists to monitor site

Scientists want to monitor the seals’ growth, body conditions, age and sex-composition, and breeding potential, to ensure that this vulnerable species continues to escape extinction.Photo: Andrew Trites

Another established resting site

Another established resting site

Now another established resting or “haul-out” site has been found on El Fallarón de San Ignacio Island on the eastern side of the Gulf of California. Photo: Jorge Paul Orduño García

Only one breeding location

Only one breeding location

There is only breeding location for these seals on Guadalupe Island, in the Pacific Ocean, with another established haul-out nearby on the San Benito Islands. Photo: Jorge Paul Orduño García

“Eared” seals

“Eared” seals

Dark brown to grayish-black, Guadalupe fur seals are members of the ‘eared seal’ family (Otariidae), and have visible earflaps (pinnae). Photo credit: Luis M Burciaga