Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 5, 2018

Northern Fur Seals Make Comeback in the Bay Area

Bay Nature reports on a Bay Area conservation success story

The return of northern fur seals to the Farallon Islands has become one of the Bay Area’s
great conservation success stories. But it’s not over yet. Summer is pupping season, and the
islands’ fur seal population continues to grow so rapidly that the animals not only are
snatching prime beachfront territory from larger yet less aggressive California sea lions,
but could someday potentially displace other, more sensitive species, including Cassin’s and
rhinoceros auklets, whose nesting season partially overlaps with the fur seal pupping season.

Read full story at Bay Nature Magazine: Seals Make a Fur-ious Comeback in the Bay
Area Bay Nature


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