Fine art illustration of a Galapagos Fur Seal. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Galapagos Fur Seal was completed on 5.20.2012. I've started to put together a collection of animals native to the Galapagos Islands . I knew the gallery needed to have some of the most iconic animals, and the endangered pinniped here was one of them. I'll probably add more species of the Galapagos soon. But if you have a suggestion please send me an email
The Galapagos Fur Seal is a marine animal native to the Galapagos Islands, which are archipelago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean, which are about 500 miles west of Ecuador in South America (although the islands are part of the nation of Chile.) These pinnipeds are the smallest of the otariids (eared seals) The males generally grow to about 5 feet long (1.5 meters) and weighing roughly 140 pounds (64 killograms) The females are somewhat smaller and weigh less. These seals are notable as they spend more time out of the water than almost any other seal. These animals once were plentiful, but fur traders in the 1800 decimated the population, and the numbers have continued to decline to the point where the species is considered endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.