P2P March 16 2015 | 890 MB
There are three species of seals which visit New Zealand's coastline but it is the fur seal (Kekeno) which is the easiest to find, with three colonies relatively close to Wellington. But if you really want to get close to them, there is always the option of travelling to the South Island and swimming with seals!
Me? I prefer to keep my distance - apart from the smell, fur seals can grow to a size of 160kg and are fearsome sounding creatures. Accordingly I made these recordings using the longest mic boom that I could find - I wanted close up recordings for use as components of creature vocals, but I sure didn't want to get bitten (my Rycote survived at least a dozen bites though!)
24bit 192kHz * 210 sounds in 210 .WAV fileshome page:
Hiss and a Roar SD003 SEAL VOCALS WAV: