Have you seen a seal?

seal spotted on south wall in the early hrs Friday morning.. 06 July 2017
seal spotted on south wall in the early hrs Friday morning.. 06 July 2017 Trevor Veale

IT'S not unusual to see young Long Nosed Fur Seals around the Coffs Coast during the cooler months. This sub-adult seal was the subject of quite a few photos on Facebook yesterday.

Seals regularly haul to rest on beaches and rocks, it is not a sign they need help. If you are concerned a seal is sick or injured, do not approach the animal, contact Dolphin Marine Magic 6659 1900 BH or NPWS office/after hours 6652 0900.

"Even though these seals look small, they have the potential to become aggressive and may give a nasty bite,” DMM veterinarian Dr Duan March said.

Members of the public should remain at least 30m away from a seal on the land.          

Rescue and rehabilitation of seals is just part of the ongoing rescue/conservation work at DMM.  


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