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25-year-old Tasmanian fur seal thought to be among oldest

Sandy Powell
Updated September 1 2021 - 9:13am, first published August 31 2021 - 2:30pm
WATER DOG: This long-nosed fur seal, born in 1996 and still alive and well, is thought to be one of the oldest known member of its species. Picture: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
WATER DOG: This long-nosed fur seal, born in 1996 and still alive and well, is thought to be one of the oldest known member of its species. Picture: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

The sighting of a healthy Tasmanian fur seal born on Maatsuyker Island in 1996 has caused a stir in the country's scientific community.

Sandy Powell

Sandy Powell

Senior Reporter

Court and crime reporter covering the West and North-West of Tasmania for the Advocate.

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