Leucistic Antarctic fur seals at Bouvetøya

  title={Leucistic Antarctic fur seals at Bouvet\oya},
  author={G. J. Greg Hofmeyr and Marth{\'a}n N. Bester and Steve P. Kirkman},
  journal={Polar Biology},
One leucistic and one partially leucistic Antarctic fur seal Arctocephalus gazella were seen at Bouvetøya during the 1996/97 austral summer. Both likely came from South Georgia, where this colour morph is common. No individuals of this colour morph were sighted during three subsequent expeditions to Bouvetøya. The prevalence of this colour morph in the abundant populations of the Scotia Arc may be due to founder effect, as at least one leucistic animal was present at South Georgia when the… CONTINUE READING

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