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Seals

Observed: 31st August 2009 By: kh854
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Seals 2
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Seals 6
Description:

Seen on the Blasket Islands SW Ireland

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

devlin's picture

Grey Seals

Has the weather affected the amount of pups surviving, in Ireland (High winds etc). It has, apparently, here in Cornwall.

Dave. Student FDa Conservation and Countryside Management.

the naturalist man's picture

Grey seals

Excellent photos. They all appear to be females at first sight, also at this time of year I would not expect them to be on a beach and so relaxed if there were an adult male around.

Graham Banwell

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kh854's picture

Photos were taken in August while on holiday

I'm afraid I don't know how the weather has affected the amount of pups surviving as I don't live where the photos were taken, but closer to the eastern most point in the British isles!

Photos were not taken recently, but on earlier this year. I have only just found them again since joining iSpot this month.

Sorry if this has confused people, but I did put the correct observation date at the top. Should I not put observations on that were made previously?

Karen, OU Student

the naturalist man's picture

Observations

The problem is ours for not being observant! You did the right thing, as long as you give the observation date there is no problem putting past observations on iSpot. If you look around iSpot you'll see some observations are years, not just months, old.

Graham Banwell

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kh854's picture

Okay, thank you and I passed

Okay, thank you and I passed on your comments about the excellent photos to the photographer of the family, I just observed them.

Karen, OU Student

suesseals's picture

Males

As far as I can tell, this is a group of male lounging around...a common sight in winter in particular. If you were ever willing to email me photos (contact section of our website) I'd love to see if you have any of our cornish seals on the Blaskets!

Sue
Cornwall Seal Group
www.cornwallsealgroup.co.uk