The male Sub-Antarctic Seal that took a rest on the rocks in front of the uMhlanga lighthouse on Sunday was the biggest talking point in uMhlanga this year!
While underweight, the seal appeared healthy and the general consensus was that he was resting after a tiring swim from the southern Cape or even as far as Marion and Prince Edward Islands. Whatever his reason for coming ashore he sure peaked peoples interest, with the UIP facebook post on his arrival and progress reaching close on 65 000 people and being shared across the globe!
Media too rushed to cover the story and the seal was featured in:
- The Mercury (front page) as well as IOL online
- East Coast Radio Online
- The Ridge Magazine Online
- Northglen News and Northglen News Online
- uMhlanga News Online
- ShowMe uMhlanga News
- 5-Star Durban – Online Publication
- Durban Zone Online Magazine
The seal moved on sometime between Monday evening and Tuesday morning but what an impact he had! The UIP would like to thanks Ezemvelo for its’ vigilance as well as the SPCA and WESSA. Thanks too to the UIP security staff who stood guard over our new friend