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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish8013

An Antarctic fur seal giving birth, or 'pupping" at Cape Shirreff, Livingston Island. A female fur seal is pregnant for about a year, then gives birth to a single pup. About a week after birth she becomes sexually receptive and mates, and the reproductive cycle begins anew.

Image ID: fish8013, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Location: Antarctica, Cape Shirreff, Livingston Island
Photo Date: 1999 austral summer
Photographer: Dr. Mike Goebel, NOAA NMFS SWFSC
Credit: NOAA NMFS SWFSC Antarctic Marine Living Resources (AMLR) Program

Category: Fisheries/Marine Mammals/Pinniped/

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