Sharks and killer whales are known to attack other species of this genus although no specific information was available for A. philippii. They are fast and maneuverable swimmers and can seek refuge on land from these aquatic predators.
- Shedden, N. 1999. "South African and Australian Fur Seals" (On-line ). Accessed 12/12/02 at http://home.vicnet.net.au/~neils/africa/seal.htm.