The main predators of Australian Fur Seals are large sharks and killer whales. Seals have many ways of avoiding predators. The predators usually have to rely on ambush techniques to catch the seals because the seals can be faster and more manoeuvrable. When resting near the surface at sea, seals may roll up in large fronds of floating kelp which makes them hard to see. Rather than resting at sea, the seals will often return to land to rest, which keeps them away from the predators.