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Common Seals

Observed: 19th April 2011 By: david1973
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Common Seals
Common Seals
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I've added grey seal but all three identifications are right.

The animal in the first photo that Gill refers to is in the distinctive common seal pose of a bent bannana, no grey seal is flaxable enough to get into this position to the extent that is, except a lean pup perhaps but I've never sean them do it.

The other animals in the first photo are indistinguishable.

The seal on the far left in the water is a common seal but the one just to its right is a grey seal (bith identified by their head profiles). The one on the beach are also grey seals, I can tell by their general fat shape and large mottled colouration.

Graham Banwell

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