Volunteers from the ORCA Foundation continue to assist us with preliminary processing of seal scat samples that we collect at the breeding colony on a monthly basis. In 2018 over 300 scats were collected, individually soaked and prey remains separated using fine-meshed sieves. We identified the remains from a variety of species of fish, cephalopods (squids, octopus), crustaceans (crab, shrimp, crayfish) and seabirds. Although the vast majority belonged to anchovy, horse mackerel (maasbanker) and redeye roundherring, remains from hake, chokka squid and octopus were also plentiful. Due to the relatively fast gut passage rate in Cape fur seals it is important to remember that these preliminary observations represent the more nearshore diet of Cape fur seals. Remains of prey that were consumed further offshore on the Agulhas Bank, where seals also go to feed for weeks to months at a time, would most likely have passed through their gut before they returned to the colony. Samples are routinely transported to the Port Elizabeth Museum for further analyses where data will be used to update the diet of Cape fur seals that haul out on Robberg Peninsula. Results may also aid in future studies examining the role of Cape fur seals as top predators, and as important indicators of ecosystem health.