Monday, October 4, 2010

Gallopin' Guadalupe fur seals!

Finally, some happy news on the environmental front! The handsome fellow (or lass) you see pictured below -- a Guadalupe fur seal -- was thought to be extinct in 1892 due to overhunting for their pelts. Thankfully, they have been found in strong numbers, some say 15,000, off the coast of Mexico. Hey, weren't the devil rays I featured a few posts ago also found off the coast of Mexico? It seems that it's not all bad news there, either!

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  2. I wonder what Guadalupe fur looks like. Gogeous seal though. Love how its shape adapts to the shallow water. I wonder if having a narrow shower would make my belly flatter :)