Tag Archives: fur seal

Filming

We’ve had a film crew visiting Bird Island for the last few days while they get footage for a documentary about the island and its residents. Whilst the birds and animals have performed brilliantly in front of the camera, the … Continue reading

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Masters of disguise

It’s a little-known fact that fur-seals are masters of disguise, regularly using their costumes and make-up skills to hide from predators. The pups, the vulnerable youngsters, have to be especially good at it. Here are a few examples: This first … Continue reading

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Blonding

It’s one of those unavoidable things that comes round every year, like winter colds or tax returns. Yes, it’s the traditional annual Bird Island blonding. Each year hundreds of seal pups get marked with hair dye so that they can … Continue reading

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Back on Bird Island (with photos)!

I’ll try that again, hopefully with some photos this time! I’m back on Bird Island for another season working as the Station Leader of the worst-smelling BAS research station. That’s not a slur on the poor hygiene habits of the … Continue reading

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Life and death

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