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Seals – they’re charismatic creatures that are currently experiencing a population comeback. Find out how we can live alongside seals in harmony, and why it’s sometimes important to let them be.

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Today’s photo of the week is of a young New Zealand fur seal pup at Ohau Stream near Kaikoura.

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Today’s photo is of a New Zealand fur seal/kekeno taking a rest on Tonga Island in Abel Tasman National Park.

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Marine Ranger Yuin Khai Foong writes about last week’s call out to check up on an injured New Zealand fur seal.

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Today’s photo of the week is of a pod of playful dusky dolphins showing off their acrobatic skills near the Kaikoura coast.

Dusky dolphins off the Kaikoura coast. Photo: Bernd Plonderer.

Plans for a new marine reserve, whale and fur seal sanctuary, five customary fishing areas and amateur fishing regulations for Kaikoura’s coast and ocean were announced over the weekend.

This area is the most biologically rich ocean over 500 metres deep anywhere in the world, because of its deep canyon so close to shore.

It is hoped that these new marine protections and management tools will be in place by 2015.

This photo was taken by Bernd Plonderer | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.