A great number of fur seal, besides two of their rookeries, or breeding-places, were also seen.
The fur seal has thus been so reduced in numbers that it was threatened with extinction.
Hudson seal is the fur of muskrat, which is sheared, plucked, dyed and beautifully blended to imitate the fur seal.
The fur seal migrates just as the birds do, but always returns to the place of its birth.
The fur seal and sea otter are so nearly gone that only the most watchful protection will save them from extinction.
The fur seal fisheries alone amount to many millions of dollars annually.
Today the time when this vast northern coast was valuable only as the breeding ground for the fur seal seems long past.
The fur seal conference has been in session in Washington for nearly two weeks.
A fur seal naturally has fur, the hair seal has no undercoat whatever.
Nevertheless the fur seal continued to be sought, and for years the international difficulty of protecting the fisheries remained.