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Observed: 20th August 2012 By: DavidHowdon
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Description:

I don't spend enough time on the coast to be confident identifying these critters.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Common seal

Defintely a common seal. Puppy dog head and bannana shaped position of the body in the third picture. All I can say is perhaps it is the time of the year or that I tend to work south of Robin Hood's Bay and skip Whitby going further north to the coast around Middlesborough where commons are common. I had assumed Whitby would be similar to RHB where greys are the commonest seal.

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DavidHowdon's picture

Present for several days

This seal (or another that looked very similar) appeared on the same rock over the period 20-25th August.

It clearly must have been leaving and coming back since the rock was submerged at high tide.