northern fur seal

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Most of the world’s roughly 1.1 million northern fur seals breed in the eastern Bering Sea. Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2019 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 Rulli told the news outlet that finding a northern fur seal in a parking garage is unusual but the center has rescued increased numbers on shore in recent years, likely due to changes in the ocean environment threatening the species. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, 27 Nov. 2019 Most of the world’s roughly 1.1 million northern fur seals breed in the eastern Bering Sea. Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2019 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

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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 4 Feb. 2023.

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