The plan was to visit the coast and watch the endemic New Zealand fur seal
colony in action.
Remarkable footage of the moment a New Zealand fur seal
slaps a stunned kayaker in the face with an octopus has gone viral.
The seal in the footage was identified as a New Zealand fur seal
, according to a report by The Verge.
A popular New Zealand fur seal
colony near Kaikoura, where pups could often be seeing playing in a waterfall in a nearby stream, was destroyed by a landslide, Department of Conversation officials said.
The Rep protein of VS6600022 showed <20% aa identity with all circoviruses and was most closely related to a circular DNA virus from feces of a New Zealand fur seal
(33% identity) (12).
Pup growth of the New Zealand fur seal
Arctocephalus forsteri on the Open Bay Islands, New Zealand.
While sea lion numbers have stagnated -- with worrying pup mortality rates -- the population of the species' cousin, the New Zealand fur seal
, is climbing by a healthy 10% a year on Kangaroo Island.
The New Zealand fur seal
can weigh up to 150 kilogrammes.
Pup mortality of the New Zealand fur seal
(Arctocephalus forsteri Lesson).
Take a walk on the wild side with Foris Eco tours on one of New Zealand's best day hikes through Whirinaki's 'dinosaur forest' to meet the locals in their natural habitat; or dig your heels in the sand on the rugged southern coast of Westland where World Heritage protected temperate rainforests meet the ocean and local wildlife - penguins, New Zealand fur seals
or elephant seals - can be found enjoying balmy spring days with their latest offspring.
Two headless New Zealand fur seals
were washed up ashore on a South Australian beach on Thursday.