In the seas round New Zealand were found the whale and the fur-seal.
Ask them if they will take us to Sitka, provided we will give them the fur-seal's tooth.
Of marine mammals the most characteristic are the sea-lion, fur-seal, sea-otter and harbour-seal.
And away to the south and west are immense forests, mines of copper, and the Pribilof Islands, the home of the fur-seal.
It is needless to say that there no longer exists a fur-seal question.
"It can't be our fur-seal's tooth," objected Serge, in a tone of mingled incredulity and awe.
But the fur-seal is taken almost exclusively upon the Pribyloff or fur-seal Islands, where they resort in incredible numbers.
The administration of the Alaskan fur-seal service should be vested in the Bureau of Fisheries.
May not the work of the two commissions, as bearing on the problem of the fur-seal industry, be summed up about as follows?
The fur-seal fishery is an important industry, though apparently a declining one.