LeopardSeals.org is run by researchers who volunteer their time. We saw a need for a dedicated location where people could get factual information about the leopard seals found around New Zealand. Although claims are often made that this species is a ‘vagrant’ to our coast, the data we have collected presents a completely different story.
We work in collaboration with the Department of Conservation & NIWA towards our Mission Statement.
Dr Krista Hupman
301 Evans Bay Parade, Greta Point, Wellington
Dr Ingrid N. Visser
Cetacean Biologist/Animal Welfare Advocate
Orca Research Trust & Whale Rescue
LeopardSeals.org is grateful for the support of the following Team Members
Kimberly Matucci (MSc)
Marine Biologist & Research Assistant
Student & Research Assistant
Student & Trainee Research Assistant