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Nature Study of Seals at Phillip Island

Seal sanctuary at Phillip Island.
Series : Australian Colour Diary | Episode : 1 | Year : 1957 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
Pilots from Royal Australian Air Force (& Fisheries and Game Department) across tarmac into large Sikorsky S51 Dragonfly A80-374 helicopter with glass front, take off and in air over Seal Rock, Phillip Island. Aerials Seal Rock island. Helicopter hovering over seal colony. Helicopter landing, pilots get out and walk around looking at young seal cubs with mothers. Men filming seals. Two bull seals fighting, terns, including chicks. Female seal with young and tossing cub. Male bull seal nuzzling female, chasing other male into water, fighting. Seals lumbering over rocks into sea.
Access No. 43963 | 2 mins 35 secs | 1950s | Seal Rock, Phillip Island, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |