fur sealfur seal
Any of several seals of the genera Callorhinus and Arctocephalus, having thick fur and external ears. Fur seals were heavily hunted for their pelts, but most species are now protected.
female Antarctic fur seal
(plural fur seals)
- The business of fur-seal catching is carried on to some extent in the North Pacific and in Bering Sea by sealers from Victoria, but the returns show it to be a decreasing industry, as well as one causing friction with the United States.