Fur seals are ‘eared’ (otariid) seals, named for their external earflaps. The ‘earless’ (phocid) seals do have inner ears, but not earflaps. New Zealand fur seals tend to use rocky shores with shady nooks and crannies where they can hide and keep cool. They are surprisingly agile at climbing up and leaping from large rocks.
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Photograph by Lloyd Spencer Davis
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