New Zealand Leopard Seal Catalogue (NZLSC)

Leopard seals can be individually identified – primarily by the spots on their pelage (fur). However, some individuals also may have scars (see NZ001, “Owha”).

LeopardSeals.org maintains the New Zealand Leopard Seal Catalogue which is a catalogue of unique individual leopard seals which has been sighted around New Zealand. Below are two examples of leopard seals in this catalogue.