Photo of the day – seal on beach


Seals are not often found on the beaches of Jeffreys Bay and residents were concerned over the weekend about the health of this big Cape Fur Seal that has been on the Aston Bay beach for a few days.

When on land, fur seals are skilled climbers and may be sighted in surprisingly high places. At sea they are known to travel large distances – as much as 80km a day – and may spend months offshore where they are able to dive to over 200m in search of food.

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Twenty five fur seal colonies are found between Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth) and Cape Frio (Northern Namibia) most of which are on offshore islands and sightings are guaranteed the year round.