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The Cape Fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) is a pretty common visitor in the Breede and can often be found just chilling quite far up the estuary. Did you know? Fur seals have two sleeping patterns, one on land and one in the water. On land, they are similar to land mammals and will occasionally open their eyes to look for predators. However, in the ocean, they rest different parts of the brain at different times and will stay afloat by paddling with one fore flippers.

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