Story: Seals

Seal hunting, Auckland Islands

Seal hunting, Auckland Islands

In this woodcut from 1868 by Frederick Grosse, sealers approach their prey on a treacherous reef. A law controlling sealing was passed in 1875, just in time to avoid total extinction of New Zealand seal species, and numbers have built up steadily since then.

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Lloyd Spencer Davis, 'Seals - New Zealand’s seals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Lloyd Spencer Davis, published 12 Jun 2006