The Falkland Islands and South Atlantic
Sea Lions


The Falkland Islands Marine Mammals Ordinance 1992 protects all marine mammals in all waters, from the coast to the edge of the economic exclusion zone.

PHOCIDAE True seals (cannot rotate their hind flippers under their bodies to walk)

elephant sealsElephant seal

Leopard sealLeopard seal

Weddell sealWeddell seal

OTARIIDAE Eared Seals (external ear flaps, can walk on land, males much bigger than females)

sea lionsSouthern Sea Lion

South American fur sealsSouth American Fur Seal

Antarctic fur sealsSouth Georgia Fur Seal




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