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Arctocephalus forsteri

1 New Zealand Fur Seal at Manly, NSW

Arctocephalus forsteri at Manly, NSW - 30 Aug 2021
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Identification history

Arctocephalus forsteri 7 Sep 2021 michaelb
Arctocephalus forsteri 7 Sep 2021 PatrickCampbell
Arctocephalus forsteri 3 Sep 2021 mssandeep

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   3 Sep 2021
Wow, fabulous sighting. I would love to see a seal like this. Great shot of it too, showing the context and proximity to civilization.
mssandeep wrote:
   4 Sep 2021
Thanks! She/he’s been around for a week or so now.
michaelb wrote:
   4 Sep 2021
Hi Sandeep, how confident are you of the ID of New Zealand Fur Seal?
   7 Sep 2021
Long, narrow pointed face and concave profile suggest Arctocephalus forsteri.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 30 Aug 2021 11:48 AM Recorded on
  • mssandeep Recorded by

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