Elephant Seals

This morning Misery and the small female elephant seal were back on Great Race.  The female was up in the grass near the base of the tower with a fresh looking injury to her left eye.

Pam reported an incident between Misery and another individual on Middle Rock  on the 18th where she could see Misery grab something in his jaws.  Maybe it was this elephant seal that she had witnessed getting a beating.  Misery has a history of aggressive, violent behaviour.  Pam has several image captures and a description of the incident on her flickr site:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/66339356@N00/6537477915/in/photostream/

The number of elephant seals on Middle Rock has been increasing, Pam has recently counted up to 8 elephant seals on Middle Rock.