10 Facts You Didn't Know About Orca
19 Jul 2019

10 Facts You Didn't Know About Orca

It's hard to find someone that doesn't like orca, with their power, beauty and mystery there is something very captivating about these kings and queens of the ocean!     A pod of orca surface in front of Motutapu Island, Auckland   1. The name killer whale derives from their original name 'whale ki…



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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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