Thirty-five species of seal inhabit the oceans of the world. They are found throughout the marine environment, from icy polar waters to the tropics.
|Australian Fur Seal|
The Australian fur seal is the world's fourth- rarest seal species. It was hunted to the brink of extinction last century.
|Australian Sea Lion|
The Australian sea lion has a breeding range which extends from islands off Western Australia to islands east of Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
The crab-eater seal breeds on the Antarctic pack ice; however, there have been over 20 reports of this species on the Australian mainland.
Leopard seals are one of the most awesome marine predators and regularly prey on warm-blooded animals like penguins, birds and other seals.
|New Zealand Fur Seal|
The New Zealand fur seal is found in West and South Australia, and New Zealand. In Tasmanian waters it mainly occurs on the west and south coasts.
|Southern Elephant Seal|
Southern elephant seals are the largest of all seals with males reaching 4 to 5 metres in length and 3,500 kg in weight, while the female is a smaller...
|Sub-antarctic Fur Seal|
The Sub-antarctic seal is rarely seen in our waters but during the 1990s there were several sightings at Bass Strait Australian fur seal colonies.
|Living with Seals|
Misconceptions can arise in our understanding of the relationship between seals and the fishing industry. Discover the facts.
|Map to Observe Fur Seals|
Locations of seal haul-outs (resting places), breeding sites and viewing sites for Australian fur seals in Tasmanian waters.