Marooned on "Robinson Crusoe's" Juan Fernandez Islands, Wild Chronicles and National Geographic's Crittercam® team are in for a wild ride of discovery. Follow a mother fur seal as she crashes through the surf, twisting and turning in search of food, while her hungry newborn pup waits anxiously on the shore for a belly-filling meal.

  1. How long does a mother fur seal stay with her pup after giving birth?

    • Answer

      About 12 days after giving birth, a mother fur seal returns to the ocean to eat.

  2. How long does a Juan Fernandez fur seal stay at sea?

    • Answer

      A mother will stay at sea for 2-3 weeks at a time.

  3. John, the conservationist, calls the Crittercam footage of a Juan Fernandez fur seal "the greatest roller coaster ride." Why?

    • Answer

      Crittercam shows the seal diving up and down, constantly twisting and turning in the surf. "Any human that went on that ride would probably lose their lunch in a minute," John says.

anxious
Adjective

nervous or worried.

Crittercam
Noun

camera designed to be worn on a wild animal, providing a "critter-eye view" of the animal's environment.

Noun

material, usually of plant or animal origin, that living organisms use to obtain nutrients.

seal
Noun

marine mammal with flippers and a sleek coat.

shore
Noun

coast.

surf
Noun

waves as they break on the shore or reef.