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Seals at low tide On the Garland Stone Skomer

Observed: 6th May 2013 By: JB1JB1’s reputation in MammalsJB1’s reputation in Mammals
Seals at low tide On the Garland Stone Skomer
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Grey seal

I know why you are questioning the pale brown animal but it is a juvenile and juvenile grey seals don't have the well defined 'Roman nose' of the adults.

I am confident these are grey seals as I worked on the Pembrokeshire islands of Skomer and Skokholm for two years, including a survey of seal breeding behaviour. If it were a common seal it would be a very rare sighting, I never saw one despite daily counts of haulouts. I may not be so sure without local knowledge.

Graham Banwell

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Gill Sinclair's picture

Local knowledge

Happy to agree on the basis of the additional local knowledge from your time spent working there.

Gill Sinclair
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