New Zealand Fur Seal

​(Arctocephalus forsteri)

The New Zealand Fur Seal is easy to recognise with its pointy nose, long whiskers and visible ears. These guys are real characters and always a hit with the kids.

We often spot New Zealand fur seals resting in a “jugging” position (extending their hind and fore flippers above the water surface). They also love to roll around and if you’re lucky, one might even give you a wave goodbye!

Keen to learn more about the marine life found in the Hauraki Gulf? Book your place on our next Auckland Whale and Dolphin tour today.