Seals and Sea Lions Page 2
Generally it is not wise to approach Fur Seals too close. Another thing is....they run faster than you.
Length:  Male        3 Meters      Weight:  Male 200 kg 
              Female 2.7 Meters                    Female 55 kg
Kerguelen or Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella
General coloration greyish-brown. The male has a heavy mane showing many white hairs. It extends over the neck and shoulders.
Breeds on generally rocky, boulder-strewn beaches near tussock grass or other vegetation. Fur Seals breed in harems, and males can be formidable opponents to rivals and human visitors. Their main food is krill, fish and squid. Estimated South Georgia population exceeds 300,000 breeding cows.

A Weddell Seal is ......3 meters of Seal! 
Circumpolar on pack ice and shelf ice.
Length:  Male        3 Meters    Weight: 400 kg
             Female     3+ Meters 
Weddell Seal, Leptonychotes weddellii
Weddell seals are fat animals, not streamlined like crabeters and leopard seals. Females are slightly larger. Weddell seals have a circumpolar distribution, living farther south than any other mammal. Fast ice shelf ice is their main home year round, but species has been recorded in pack ice.
Pups are born in colonies in September and October, on fast ice near cracks and holes that allow their mothers access to water. Excessive tooth wear occurs as animals use their incisors and canines to scrape away at the ice to keep their breathing holes open. Weddells are the best studied of the four Antarctic seals, because they can be more easily approached over fast ice then can the pack ice species. Studies have shown that Weddells can dive to 60 meters and stay under water for over an hour. Their diet consists of fish, squid and crustaceans.

Galápagos Sea Lions sleeping on the beach 
are easy to approach. 
Galápagos Sea Lion, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki

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