Kekeno/NZ fur seal are the most common seals in New Zealand waters
A behind-the-scenes look at DOC's conservation work.
Sleeping seal stops traffic on Shelly Bay Road
Sometimes New Zealand fur seals end up in places where shouldn't be – like this guy, who was sleeping in the middle of Shelly Bay Road on Tuesday.
Seals the new normal for Bay of Plenty
Fancy enjoying a wilderness wildlife experience 500 metres from your 5-star accommodation? Want to see marine mammals up close whilst standing on dry land sipping a coffee? Then Mount Maunganui is the winter destination for you! Okay, maybe not quite wilderness, but the Bay of Plenty’s renowned summer party town is fast becoming a winter wildlife hotspot due […]
Seal drops in for a spa
By Laura Boren, Senior Technical Support Officer – Marine Mammals, Department of Conservation Every winter there will be a few young NZ fur seals who find themselves in interesting places, often to the surprise and amusement of the people who stumble across them. It’s a common occurrence – they are just coming ashore to rest […]
Marine debris threatens our wildlife
The perils of marine debris to our wildlife are fairly well known – be it the plastic filled stomach contents of an albatross, or a penguin nesting with a coke bottle, it’s always pretty gutting to witness. Entangled fur seal rescued from fishing net Last week we were lucky enough to make it in time to […]
Videos about fur seal
Meet the Locals video (series 4)
Nic finds out about how the NZ fur seal is making a return from the brink of extinction. Filmed in the Nelson/Marlborough region.
Meet the Locals video (series 6)
Visit young kekeno (New Zealand fur seals).
Before the arrival of humans a population of about 2 million kekeno/NZ fur seal inhabited New Zealand
Fur seal in the news
DOC stories and media releases about our work with NZ fur seal.