Big adventure sees seal resting and recovering at Sea World

The New Zealand fur seal at Greenmount
The New Zealand fur seal at Greenmount Blainey Woodham

THE New Zealand fur seal who camped a night on the rocks at Greenmount point has been captured by Sea World and put in their Quarantine Centre to rest.

On Tuesday after the seal had not moved, marine mammal experts from Sea World were sent in to capture and transport the animal with a net.

The seal has been identified as a male, estimated to be between 5-8 years old.

Normally a seal of this age is thought to be in its prime, but suffering several bites from a Cookie Cutter shark and a larger more serious wound inflicted by a larger species of shark, he was in need of medical attention.

After arriving at Sea World, the furry fella has been given antibiotics and is resting up after his long ordeal. He is thought to have come from as far as Victoria.

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