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Common/Harbour Seal?

Observed: 20th August 2009 By: MJCuff
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Common/Harbour Seal?
Common/Harbour Seal? 1
Common/Harbour Seal? 1 2
Common/Harbour Seal? 1 2 3

I believe the way to tell them apart from grey seals is the nostril shape when face on.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Profile of face

Also profile of the face - common seals have a more dished/concave profile.
The animal in the first photo looks like it may recently have had something cutting into its neck - possible monofilament netting.

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
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