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Common seal

Observed: 4th August 2011 By: lalows2lalows2’s reputation in Mammalslalows2’s reputation in Mammals
Seal
Description:

Juvenile recently weaned. got washed up on our beach and had to taken into care. Grey Seal is the one we normally see.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

lalows2's picture

Agree with Lone Ranger

This seal pup was in trouble and was assessed by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue before being taken into care.
Under 'normal' circumstances a lone Grey Seal pup would have been left to its own devices. Our nearest Common Seal colony is over in Northern Ireland.

Cheers

D

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Hope it survives, have you

Hope it survives, have you heard?
Martin

lalows2's picture

Good news on the seal pup

Heard today 10.viii.11 from British Divers Marine Life Rescue that the pup is doing well "at Stapeley Grange (animal sanctuary) and although it is still very small and underweight it seems to be doing ok. They are still tube feeding it with a special milk formula twice a day and it is starting to get used to chomping (not a very technical term) up fish"

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