Australian Fur Seals and New Zealand Fur Seals are recorded on rocky outcrops
and in the waters around the island. The Australian Fur Seals tend to congregate
together at the northern end of the island, with the population varying from
about 25 and up to 1,000 during the breeding season. The seals migrate from the
breeding areas in Bass Strait, although fishermen over the years have reported
that seals pups have been born here.
The New Zealand Fur Seal is smaller in size then the Australian Fur Seal and
tends to sit apart from each other. They are usually found on the western side
at the northern end of the island. Despite their name, they are found breeding
on rocky islands off South Australia, the southern coast of Western Australia
and off the south-west coast of Tasmania.
During September through to November both Humpback and Southern Right Whales are
seen in the annual migration from the warmer tropical waters to the cooler
waters of the Antarctic. Dolphins have also been sighted.
Mammals and reptiles recorded on the island and in the waters around the island