Leopard Seal - Awarua Bay, Southland

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Phil Rhodes
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Leopard Seal - Awarua Bay, Southland

Postby Phil Rhodes » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:33 pm

Reported today from head of Awarua Bay by Glenda Rees, possibly a first for this area. Glenda advised not looking well, DoC has been notified.
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Matt Jones
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Re: Leopard Seal - Awarua Bay, Southland

Postby Matt Jones » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:20 pm

Two Leopard Seals on Stewart Island at the moment. A very small emaciated individual on Ulva Island which is badly scarred and missing an eye.
And then there is a much larger healthier looking Leopard Seal on the north end of Horseshoe beach.
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Leopard Seal on Stewart Island
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Leopard Seal on Stewart Island
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Leopard Seal on Stewart Island
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