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Seals, Whales and other large marine mammals

Posted by Ben, Jan 16 2008, 06:49 PM

Seeing large mammals in a zoo is interesting but seeing large wildlife such as marine mammals on Seal Island, just 6 minutes sail from Perth's Sunset Coast Beaches, is thought proving, and simply wonderful. A few months ago we saw 5 seals on Seal Island including a pup. This time there were only 4. Even writing about them I'm scared that the promote might attract one loony to the island but on the other hand if you don't know you'll never enjoy being with them. Even in commercial terms the marine mammal meat value to loonies is minimal to minimal compared to the tourism / watching value. But commercialism aside, the joy for this and future generations to see wildlife in their natural environment so close to Perth is priceless. Even it Seal Island didn't have seals, bird watching on seal island or snorkelling it's very clear waters inside the protection of the 3 mile reef, makes Seal Island a worth while visit.

Just keep in mind that sharks like seals too, so if you swim near Seal Island there is a VERY small chance of being mistaken for a seal.

Video of Seals on Seal Island



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