New MIMMP Short Note published in Polar Biology!

Anomalous lanugo coat in a sub-Antarctic fur seal ( Arctocephalus tropicalis ) pup (photographed next to a normal black pup) born at Cape Davis Sealers Beach on Marion Island during the austral summer of 2015/2016.  Photo credit: M. Mole

Anomalous lanugo coat in a sub-Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus tropicalis) pup (photographed next to a normal black pup) born at Cape Davis Sealers Beach on Marion Island during the austral summer of 2015/2016.

Photo credit: M. Mole

Latest publication from MIMMP. This opportunistic study identified for the first time uncharacteristic lanugo coat colourations in sub-Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus tropicalis) pups born on Marion Island. 

Instead of having normal black fur, a number of sub-Antarctic fur seal pups with lightly tanned fur coats were observed and recorded on the island between 2008-2018. 

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