fur seal


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fur seal

n.
Any of several seals of the genera Callorhinus and Arctocephalus, having thick fur and external ears. Fur seals were heavily hunted for their pelts, but most species are now protected.
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fur seal

n
(Animals) any of various eared seals, esp of the genus Arctocephalus, that have a fine dense underfur and are hunted as a source of sealskin
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fur′ seal`


n.
any of several eared seals having a valuable plush underfur. Compare hair seal.
[1765–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fur seal - an eared seal of the northern Pacificfur seal - an eared seal of the northern Pacific
eared seal - pinniped mammal having external ear flaps and hind limbs used for locomotion on land; valued for its soft underfur
Alaska fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus - of Pacific coast from Alaska southward to California
2.fur seal - eared seal of the southern hemisphere; the thick soft underfur is the source of sealskin; "the male fur seal is much larger than the female"
eared seal - pinniped mammal having external ear flaps and hind limbs used for locomotion on land; valued for its soft underfur
Arctocephalus philippi, guadalupe fur seal - a fur seal of the Pacific coast of California and southward
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References in classic literature ?
Sea Catch was fifteen years old, a huge gray fur seal with almost a mane on his shoulders, and long, wicked dog teeth.
The plan was to visit the coast and watch the endemic New Zealand fur seal colony in action.
Fur seal pups are some of the cutest young animals you could see but are extremely feisty.
Studies of coastal artisanal fisheries in southwestern Atlantic Ocean suggest that franciscana dolphins, South American sea lions (sea lion hereafter) and South American fur seals (fur seal hereafter) are the most frequently incidentally caught species (Franco-Trecu et al., 2009).
It allows you to monitor Victoria's fur seal populations and contribute to vital data gathering from the comfort of your home.
The seal in the footage was identified as a New Zealand fur seal, according to a report by The Verge.
"The government was managing the fur seal harvest out there, that was the main industry back in the 1800s.
The first commercial hunting of seals in the South Atlantic is said to have occurred in 1515, with the delivery to Seville of fur seal skins gathered in Uruguay.
IT might be only a baby, but this curious fur seal pup has already mastered the skill of diving.
Intensive fishing has not forced dietary change in the South American fur seal Arctophoca (= Arctocephalus) australis off Rio de la Plata and adjoining areas.
He is said to be in a serious condition with a major injury to his arm after being bitten by what is believed to have been a fur seal, which can weigh up to 700lbs.