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Counting Northern Fur Seals

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Counting Northern Fur Seals

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NOAA Scientist Bruce Robson counts northern fur seals. Fur seals are known and named for their thick fur, which has 300,000 hairs per square inch. Europeans first named them "sea bears" which is similar to their scientific name Callorhinus ursinus, meaning "bear-like."