Important breeding colony and haul out areas present on the Ngā Motu/Sugarloaf Islands. Numbers thought to be increasing nationally, though local data is scarce.Report a Sighting
NZ Threat Classification: Not threatened (regionally distinctive).
NZ Population: Approximately 100,000.
Habitat: Important breeding colony and haul out areas on the Ngā Motu/Sugar Loaf Islands.
Food: Mainly fish and squid.
Breeding season: Mate and give birth to pups November to January.
Main threats: Human activities including entanglement.