Northern fur seals spend the majority of their lives in the cool water of the North Pacific Ocean. During the reproductive season northern fur seals arrive at island breeding grounds. Male northern fur seals remain on land. Females will remain on land during mating but will re-enter the ocean to hunt while nursing a pup.
Range depth: 207 (low) m.
Average depth: 175 m.
Habitat Regions: temperate ; saltwater or marine
Aquatic Biomes: pelagic ; coastal
- Gentry, R. 1998. Behavior and Ecology of the Northern Fur Seal. Princeton: Princteon University Press.
- Reidman, M. 1990. The Pinnipeds: Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses. Berkely: University of California Press.