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australian fur seal

Fur seals are found in Australia's southern waters, they can move on land and are able to walk and climb on rocks. They must come up out of the water for air although they can stay submerged for up to 20 minutes. When diving their ears and nostrils close. They are warm-blooded and suckle their young.

The Australian fur seals belong to the family known as 'eared' seals. A bull seal guards his females and he can have up to 50 in his group. Australian fur seals breed over a period of six weeks in November and December. The females care for the pups. Fur seals are mainly warm brown in colour and around 300 kg in weight, males are larger than females and have a mane of long fur around their massive shoulders.

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