With support from Ocean Blue Adventures and the ORCA Foundation we facilitated dedicated boat-based surveys in Robberg MPA between 2018 – 2019. Surveys were focused on monitoring the number of Cape fur seals hauled out on Robberg Peninsula, and, from November-February the number of newborn pups. The data has since been combined with Cape Nature’s long-term population count database and is currently allowing examination of population trends and pup production estimates. It is also allowing new research on the impact of acute environmental events on early pup survival rates at this important breeding colony. In addition, the presence of injured and entangled seals were also recorded to compliment research on seal-shark interactions and seal-fisheries interactions. Vagrant species such as southern elephant seals were monitored especially closely as part of a broader research project on their haul-out frequency and behaviour along the South African coastline.