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Grey seals

Observed: 26th November 2001 By: Gill Sinclair
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course completeThe Mammal SocietyThe Vincent Wildlife Trust
Mammals expert
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Description:

It's not often you see pups interacting with one another, but these two had both been left on their own. One seemed to be trying to feed from the other.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Amadan's picture

Well - I suppose

It was worth a try!
Lovely photos.

the naturalist man's picture

Pups

My first thought was they may be that very rare thing twin seals but the one on the left is at least a day younger, notice how less fat it is.

I'm not sure how pups behave at Donna Nook but when they are born in small bays in Wales the pups often form small creches as the mothers leave to feed, something they don't do in large colonies like Donna Nook or the Farne Islands.

Graham Banwell

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