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Common Seal

Observed: 24th November 2011 By: notpopnotpop’s reputation in Mammalsnotpop’s reputation in Mammalsnotpop’s reputation in Mammals
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Syrphus's picture

I am not sure that it is a

I am not sure that it is a pup. Common Seals pup in the summer, unlike Greys. Only the size might tell, and that is not obvious in the pic. Even adult CS are much smaller than GS.

M.

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notpop's picture

size

length was about four feet
I agree it may be adult common seal,having had a look at pics of a previous grey seal pup on the same beach.

the naturalist man's picture

Common seal

At 4ft this looks to be an adult common seal. Note the puppy dog look of the face rather than the 'Roman' nose of a grey seal.

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