g_milne's picture

Sea lion skulls - adult and young

Observed: 20th November 2011 By: g_milne

Two skulls and shoulder bone in great condition.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Syrphus's picture

It is very unlikely to be a

It is very unlikely to be a sealion washed up on the Irish coast! If you can post pics of the two skulls separately, and from the side, and with a clear indication of size, we might be able to be sure what they are. I am certain that the skulls are from different animals. The bigger looks possible for a seal, but the smaller one looks like an adult skull from something quite different.



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the naturalist man's picture

Grey seal and badger

I agree with the identifications of grey seal for the larger skull and badger for the smaller one. I suspect the scapula is from the seal from the size. Could you take some clearer pictures?

Graham Banwell

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