Wellington boasts some pretty cosy spots for seals to shelter away from chilly southerlies.
A rarely spotted leopard seal with a nasty bite was found bathing in the rain on Freyberg Beach on Tuesday, hours after a fur seal pup was found warming his flippers on Ngauranga's train tracks.
DOC's Marine Reserve ranger for the Kāpiti-Wellington District, Tony Milner, has been tending to wandering marine life all week - after an elated Eastbourne resident woke up to a pup on his doorstep at the weekend.
He says seals are "popping up here, there and everywhere lately".
Milner spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.