A Leopard seal has been spotted on Wellington's Titahi Bay

A Leopard Seal that spotted on a Plimmerton beach last week has moved to Titahi Bay.
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A Leopard Seal that spotted on a Plimmerton beach last week has moved to Titahi Bay.

A Leopard Seal spotted north of Wellington at a Kapiti beach has moved south.

After being spotted in Plimmerton last week, on Monday the seal was spotted at Titahi Bay in Porirua.

The seal is not the only one of its species enjoying New Zealand's coastlines, last week another leopard seal made headlines in Auckland after it made a lengthy stop at the Westhaven Marina.

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A Leopard Seal that was spotted on a Plimmerton beach last week has moved to Titahi Bay.

A cordon has been set up to keep people safe.

They are potentially dangerous to humans, but have only been attributed to one death.

The leopard seal was seen near the boat sheds on Titahi Bay Beach in Porirua.

Leopard seals are the second largest species of seal after the elephant seal.

They are second only to killer whales as apex predators in the Antarctic.

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Locals in Porirua were warned on Monday to stay well away from the animal and a cordon has been set up to keep people safe.

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Leopard seals are the second largest species of seal after the elephant seal and are second only to killer whales as apex predators in the Antarctic.

They are known to feed on penguins, sea birds, fish and other smaller species of seals.

They are potentially dangerous to humans, but have only been attributed to one death when a leopard seal killed biologist Kirsty Brown of the British Antarctic Survey in 2003 while she was snorkelling.

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