The Galapagos fur seal is endemic to the Galapagos Islands, living on the rocky shores spending most of its time on land. It hunts during the night and primarily feeds on fish and cephalopods. They feed close to the shore near the surface but can also feed underwater.
Galapagos fur seals live in large colonies, which are divided by territories by female seals to claim a spot to breed their pups in. Galapagos fur seals have the lowest reproductive rate for seals and bear only one pup at a time.