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SOUTH AMERICAN Temperate Seashore

The mammals of the temperate seashores of southern South America...

Order Carnivora

Family Mustelidae

(Chilean Fiords)

Lontra felina, 'Marine Otter'.

Family Otariidae: 'Eared Seals'

(Chilean Fiords)

Otaria flavescens, 'South American Sea Lion'.

Arctocephalus spp. 'Fur-seals'

South American Fur Seal, (Tic Toc reserve, Chile).

Arctocephalus australis'South American Fur Seal'. Breeds on the coast of southern South America and nearby islands.

Subantarctic Fur Seal (image by Damon Ramsey)Subantarctic Fur Seal (Tristan da Cunha)

Arctocephalus tropicalis, 'Subantarctic Fur Seal'. Breed on remote islands in the southern parts of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Their inappropriate scientific epithet comes from when the species was described from a dead specimen found washed up on a tropical Australian seashore.

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Throughout the virus I am working in Australia on and off as local borders close, mostly in the Kimberley with Coral Expeditions (May-September). If you can't go travelling until everything settles down, then until then, here I am doing online guided walks for Noble Caledonia and online lectures for Silversea.