10 Facts You Didn't Know About New Zealand Fur Seals
29 Jun 2019

10 Facts You Didn't Know About New Zealand Fur Seals

1. There are three types of pinnipeds - walruses, true seals and seals. New Zealand fur seals are classed as 'seals' and not 'true seals' as they have external ear flaps like sea lions amongst other characteristics unique to the 'seal' family.   New Zealand fur seals have external ear flaps   2. On…



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Spotting New Zealand Fur Seals This Winter
10 Jun 2019

Spotting New Zealand Fur Seals This Winter

Once nearly hunted to the brink of extinction, nowadays, New Zealand fur seals (kekeno) can be seen around the country's coastline much to the delight of tourists and locals alike.    During the Winter, fur seals come ashore during the "haul out" phase of their annual cycle which generally leads to …



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May 2019 Whale Watching Highlights
08 Jun 2019

May 2019 Whale Watching Highlights

What a month and a great start to the cooler Winter season! Similarly to April, we encountered small groups of common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins during the start of the month. As explained in last month's blog post, bottlenose dolphins are seen quite frequently at the start of the Winter…



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