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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

environ

Date

April 2, 2021 10:47 AM ACDT
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

davidsando

Date

February 24, 2021 11:38 AM ACDT
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

jeff_melvaine

Date

November 5, 2015 11:31 AM AEDT
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

jeff_melvaine

Date

November 5, 2015 11:40 AM AEDT
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

jeff_melvaine

Date

November 5, 2015 11:44 AM AEDT
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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What

Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

jeff_melvaine

Date

November 5, 2015 11:48 AM AEDT
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

jeff_melvaine

Date

November 5, 2015 11:49 AM AEDT
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

hooty57

Date

August 23, 2008 11:47 AM EDT
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

em_lamond

Date

February 2021
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

jan023

Date

October 2011
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

dgobbett

Date

January 31, 2021 12:29 PM ACDT
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

b_martin_

Date

October 9, 2020 01:00 PM UTC
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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What

Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Date

October 2019
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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What

Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Date

October 2019
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Date

October 2019
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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What

Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

ian_ke113

Date

April 14, 2020 01:33 PM ACST
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

slaadi
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

dumakey

Date

August 29, 2020 01:04 PM ACST
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

econiko

Date

July 16, 2020 04:00 PM ACST
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

lpmcguire

Date

February 20, 2003

Description

Historical record. Can't confirm exact date. Definitely late Feb 2003. Second photo is just cropped version of first.

New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

June 12, 2020 11:47 AM ACST

Description

Inquisitive pup pokes head up as we are about to enter from reef platform(pic 1).There were about 5 fur-seals in a small group hanging about on outgoing tide at this part of the outer edge of the inter-tidal reef platform.(In pic 1 an adult fur- seal, mostly submerged,is barely visible on the L, near edge of the ledge,and in pics 3+4 you can see at least three fur-seals) No alpha males present.

This fur seal species is increasingly common off Adelaide's southern metro coastline over recent years.

[NB:the following notes are based mainly on personal experience and are therefore anecdotal and highly subjective]
Although Longnose Fur Seals will happily interact with humans (surfers, kayakers, snorkelers ,divers etc) I find their interest in me and my buddy divers and snorkelers is usually brief .They might play around for a few moments, and even perform acrobatics including vaulting over snorkelers who are on the surface, but they soon *disappear(*except for the occasional senescent male eking out his last few years by living under and around jetties and wharves, where they are able to steal hooked fish off recreational fishers' tackle, and are sometimes deliberately fed freshly caught by-catch by the more compassionate if misguided among us).
The fleeting nature of this specie's playfulness contrasts with the almost insatiable playfulness of Australian Sea Lions.In an individual Longnose Fur Seal's case this could be due to familiarity with H.sapiens based on equally benign past encounters, or having more important things in mind e.g. foraging. Even some of the well-researched key differences between the 2 species such as ranges and depths to which they can dive while hunting may be relevant.(E.G. their Sea Lion brethren are much more strongly site-associated,have smaller home ranges, are mainly bottom feeders,can't dive as deep,and may spend more time ashore resting between foraging outings,allowing more 'play time').And their comparatively tiny population[~6000 or so adults @ last estimate,static or perhaps declining?] together with surviving colonies usually being located far from centres of human population,means individuals would have fewer encounters with humans, hence fewer opportunities to investigate and play with eco-divers) In my experience(confined to S.A. waters) individual Fur Seals seldom linger to play with humans for longer than a minute,if that. This contrasts markedly with the interactions I've had with the much rarer (critically endangered globally with the few remaining breeding colonies now almost all within South Australia ) Australian Sea Lion. Australian Sea Lions -particularly the pups and younger adults- seem to have an almost insatiable appetite for playing with or around divers.
This might explain why the few regulated and remarkably popular ecotourism charter services for swimming with resident South Australian pinnipeds (there are just the 2 species known to reside here) target Australian Sea Lions.
I believe that this extraordinary playfulness is becoming the Australian Sea Lion's best hope of survival. They are otherwise very likely to become extinct in the wild within a few decades at most.

New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

sarinozi

Date

June 11, 2020 01:26 PM ACST

Description

almost always 1 - 3 to be found lounging at this rock breakwater

New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

claudiarose

Date

February 2018

Description

Observed Feb 2018. Thermoregulating

New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

kymurf

Date

April 24, 2020 11:23 AM ACST
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

ellurasanctuary

Date

September 2, 2009
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

paulcoddington

Date

December 21, 2014 12:40 PM UTC
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

paulcoddington

Date

December 21, 2014 12:40 PM UTC
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

azambolli

Date

February 8, 2019 08:11 PM -02
New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

substanz

Date

April 18, 2010 09:59 AM CEST

Description

Location isn`t 100% since these Pictures were recovered from a SD after my Harddrive died.

New Zealand Fur Seal - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
chuditch's ID: Longnose Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Added on August 14, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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