Notes on the southern fur seal in South Georgia

The occurrence of a colony of fur seals in South Georgia is recorded and the observed habits and interspecific relationships of the seals described. The colony is estimated to consist of between 8,000 and 12,000 seals, excluding pups. The ratio of harem bulls to breeding cows was found to be 1: 8‐4. The future prospects of the herd are discussed and it is suggested that expansion and increase in numbers may be expected to take place. The occurrence of fur seals in the South Orkneys is noted.

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Bonner, W. Nigel

Date:
1 March, 1958
Journal/Source:
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London / 130
Page(s):
241-252
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1958.tb00571.x