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Possible Harbour Seal

Observed: 3rd March 2010 By: dw5448
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Nose of seal present in the area for 30 minutes

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Rob Coleman's picture

Looks right to me. There was

Looks right to me. There was a long-running discussion on seals on iSpot here - http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/18448, your observation looks very similar

Rob Coleman

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Common seal

You are right, this is a common (or harbour) seal. There is a clear distinction between the forehead and the muzzle. If it were a grey seal the forehead would slope down to the tip of the muzzle; the classic Roman nose shape.

Graham Banwell

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