NZ TV Premiere: Fur Seals: The Dark Side

Animal Planet – Sunday 18 May, 8.30pm

As a clumsy seal makes its way onto a wild and rocky shore to eat, play, mate or rest in the sun, its life couldn’t appear simpler. However, this film reveals a different picture of these curiously appealing animals. From the poles to the tropics, pups and giants are leaving their ecological footprint everywhere in the ocean. They are regarded as the thugs of the sea who are fighting their way to dominate the world’s oceans. Viewers witness the seals rip open crabs, tear apart fish and create havoc with fisheries. Elephant seals, famous for their land battles, bully sperm whales into diving deeper and further away for squid.

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