Keep on the lookout for an Elephant on the beach!

April 10, 2012 by dyer

They are a deep diving seal (upwards of 1500m!) and eat a variety of food including eels, squid, some sharks, and fish. Elephant seals haul out often to warm up before returning to the sea, and this is the most probably explanation for his behaviour and appearance as many onlookers have informed us that he looked pink once out of the water. As to how the seal has ended up on the South African coast and not in the sub-Antarctic waters is a mystery, but nevertheless is an incredibly rare sighting.

It is highly possible he will haul out on a beach again soon. If you see or have seen this seal, please contact the Dyer Island Conservation Trust 24/7 at 082-907-5607