EXCLUSIVE: Fur Seals Are Back From the Brink on California Islands

December 22, 2015 - A group of researchers is tracking the gradual return of northern fur seals to the Bay Area of California. The seals were once prized for their thick, warm fur, and they were hunted nearly to extinction in the 1800s. Over a century later, they're slowly repopulating the Farallon Islands.

For more about the Farallon Islands, see Mapping the Mysterious Islands Near San Francisco.