northern fur seal

noun

Examples of northern fur seal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Captivity programs at accredited zoos are essential to maintaining the population, Macha said, adding that Mystic Aquarium houses six of the eight northern fur seals currently residing in zoos and aquariums in the country. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 9 Nov. 2023 Two-thirds of the world’s population of northern fur seals—hundreds of thousands of animals—return to beaches in the Pribilofs every summer to breed. WIRED, 15 July 2023 Two-thirds of the world’s population of northern fur seals — hundreds of thousands of animals — return to beaches in the Pribilofs every summer to breed. Julia O'Malley, Anchorage Daily News, 9 July 2023 In addition to the birds on the island, there are thousands of northern fur seals pulled out on beaches around the island. Scott McMurren, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Apr. 2023 Most of the world’s roughly 1.1 million northern fur seals breed in the eastern Bering Sea. Dan Joling, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Oct. 2019 Alaska’s northern fur seals are showing up in growing numbers at an unlikely location _ a tiny island that forms the tip of an active undersea volcano. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Oct. 2019 Santos is a young northern fur seal pup and in good spirits, Giancarlo Rulli, a spokesperson for the center, told CNN. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, 27 Nov. 2019 Giancarlo Rulli, a spokesman for the center, told CNN that Santos is a young northern fur seal pup. Elizabeth Wolfe and Douglas S. Wood, CNN, 24 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of northern fur seal was in 1871

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“Northern fur seal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northern%20fur%20seal. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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