Story: Seals

Male New Zealand fur seal

Male New Zealand fur seal

Sinclair Head near Wellington is a haul-out site for males not involved in breeding, where they rest between trips to sea to feed. Large males need to eat around 10 kilograms of fish, squid and octopus a day.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP-Zoology-Seals-01

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How to cite this page:

Lloyd Spencer Davis, 'Seals - Seal watching', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6178/male-new-zealand-fur-seal (accessed 28 October 2021)

Story by Lloyd Spencer Davis, published 12 Jun 2006