Regulatory News


Early autumn in the Southern Hemisphere is the time when South American fur seals and sea lions often leave the coast of Uruguay, where they reproduce and migrate to the beaches of southern Brazil in search of food and rest. In some cities, there are even buildings that serve as refuges for these aquatic mammals.

In the city of São José do Norte, a stone structure 545 yards long is used by the cetaceans. Fishing is prohibited in the locale, and the animals are observed by an environmental studies group. Monitoring has already identified about 90 sea lions and fur seals, and that number should increase by the end of the semester.

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