About the listing
Where & When:
Australian Fur Seals can be found south of Apollo Bay at Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary, a natural bay which is protected by Hayley Reef, just 50 metres off the beach. The reef is home to over 200 seals. They can spend days at a time at sea, without returning to their colony but will make use of haul-out sites and can sometimes be spotted along the 12 Apostles Coast. Remember to keep a safe distance so you don’t disturb them while they are asleep!
- It’s also known as the Brown fur seal, the Cape fur seal and the South African fur seal.
- They are the fourth rarest seal species in the world.
- The Female seal is called a Cow and the Male is a Bull.
- They will swim around divers for minutes at a time however they are less relaxed when in human company on land and tend to panic.
- Seal hunting stopped in Australia in 1923
- To report injured wildlife call 03 8400 7300