Antarctic Fur Seal
Location of the Regional Aggregations: The species breeds in sub-Antarctic islands.
Diet: Antarctic fur seals feed principally on krill, squid and fish.
World breeding population: Was estimated to be between 4.5 and 6.2 million for South Georgia (95% of the world population). The second largest population, at Bouvet, supported about 66,000 individuals.
Conservation Status: Least concern (IUCN, 2008).
Main threats: With a diet based on krill, it is expected that this species may be affected by the growth in krill fisheries. Entanglement in fishing gear is an additional threat.