Diary

Cape Fur Seal Pups fill the water

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Cape Fur Seal pups If you've ever imagined a field filled with puppie's and your the only one with a ball to throw for them.... that is what its like at Duiker Island at the moment, except there is water and the puppies are furry flippered seal pups, even better !!! These Cape Fur seal pups were only born in November last year and are now about 6… Read More

Shysharks and Cape Fur Seals

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Cape Fur seals and Shysharks We often find Dark shysharks (Haploblepharus pictus) around Duiker Island, hiding in the kelp forest. This seemed unusual to me, as it is well know that Cape Fur seals eat most species of small sharks. This has been photographed by many and there are examples online (Chris Fallows). However we often see these small… Read More

Playful Cape Fur Seals

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Cape Fur Seals - Water Puppies Over the years we have really gotten to know the mood and behaviours of the Cape Fur Seals on Duiker Island, Hout Bay. They change constantly with the time of year and weather.   During the beginning of the season (September-December) the males are fighting for territory on the land and the heavily… Read More

 Buffel – Fish Hoeks Celebrity Elephant Seal

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Buffel - Fish Hoek's Celebrity Elephant Seal Buffel the Elephant Seal is still resting on Fish Hoek beach. It’s the 22nd day now of Buffel's moult and his old skin and fur are gone. A new darker skinned Buffel has been revealed (see past post).  At first the beach goers of Fish Hoek didn’t know what to make of him and flurry of people came… Read More

Southern Elephant seal Fish Hoek Beach, Cape Town

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Elephant Seal Fish Hoek Beach It is such an honour to have such a special visitor to the False Bay. The Southern Elephant seal that is resting on Fish Hoek beach is well known and fast becoming a true Capetonian. The Southern Elephant seal, known as Buffel, by the researchers who tagged him has caused a bit of intrigue to the local beach goers. I… Read More

African Penguin Rescue by Animal Ocean

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Staff at Animal Ocean spotted an injured African Penguin resting inside Hout Bay harbour, yesterday morning. The young bird, which is called a "Blue", was resting with other seabirds such as Cape Cormorants and White Breasted Cormorants. We think that this birds leg was broken by an encounter with a Cape Fur seal, who are known to play and kill… Read More