We’d never seen a sign like this before on Waimairi beach
A person there told us that the seal had now died. Its corpse is the black spot in the centre of this photo – it must have been just a pup, as adults are bigger with a browner coat..
The New Zealand fur seal dives deeper and longer than any other fur seal. Sadly this one won’t be diving any more.
“A long and happy life at sea
for this young seal is not to be.”