Fur seal pups weigh about 5-6 kg (11
- 13lb) at birth, unlike some other Antarctic seals, the females feed
regularly while they are suckling rather than surviving on fat reserves
until the pup has grown quite large.
A fishing trip lasts between 3 and
6 days so the growth of a young fur seal is rather irregular and weaning
happens later than with other species.
Photo; © Paul Ward - Pentax equipment,
100mm lens, 35mm film, K64.
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