Tristan da Cunha Wildlife News 2016: Fur Seals at Pigbite
Photograph of a group of fur seals on the settlement plain.

Fur Seals at Pigbite

Photo from Dawn Repetto taken on 2nd January 2016

This group of Subantarctic fur seals Atctocephalus tropicalis on the Tristan settlement plain show are a positive sign for a species that thirty years ago were only regularly found in groups at the caves where there is a breeding population resident in summer months. Note how well the fur seals are camouflaged against the grey lava boulders.