Playful Perth Seal - Image taken at Rottnest - credit Alana Edwards/Joanna Nicholas
Ryan Northover
Ryan is contributing editor of So Perth and co-founder of So Media Group.

Perth Seal – Friendly Australian Sea Lion Plays with swimmers on Perth Coast

Perth Seal Sightings : There have been a number of seals seen interacting with people off Perth beaches and at Rottnest this weekend.

A cheeky seal was playing with snorkelers off Rotto on Saturday afternoon and less than 24-hours later, another (we couldn’t confirm if it was the same) friendly sea lion was seen interacting with people at Cottesloe Beach.

On Sunday morning, a seal was caught on video with people in the water at Cottesloe beach, as thousands flocked there for Sculpture by the Sea.

Perth Seal : Playful sea lion at Cott today

Seal plays with people in the water at Cottesloe on Sunday

“A man’s made a friend with a seal at Cottesloe beach! The seal followed the man and played alongside him as crowds forgot the sculptures and watched on,” ABC News reporter Laura Meachim tweeted.

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Instagram user theyuuthfulyou shared this video of the Cottesloe Seal

Meanwhile on Saturday, an Australian Sea Lion was seen interacting with people at Rottnest Island.

A playful seal was seen frolicking in the water with people at Rotto, Alana Edwards told So Perth.

Perth Seal
Playful Perth Seal – Image taken at Rottnest – credit Alana Edwards/Joanna Nicholas

According to the WA Department of Parks and Wildlife, Australian sea lions are the rarest sea lions in the world and are specially protected under the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950.

Adult male and sub-adult male sea lions spend time in resting areas offshore from Perth to build up their body condition in readiness for the breeding season on islands in the Jurien Bay area and the Abrolhos Islands off Geraldton.

People are advised to leave the seals undisturbed and maintain a safe distance from them.

Video: Seal playing off our coast

Cool video of Perth seal playing off our coast on Facebook comments of our post

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