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Some kind of seal

Observed: 10th October 2013 By: rdnokes
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I know the picture isn't very god but can anyone sea what sort of juvenile seal this is

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notpop's picture

grey

on habitat alone,I would guess Grey.

the naturalist man's picture

Grey seal

Welcome to iSpot.

I think it is a grey seal based on where it is as well. However, can you describe it in any way? Did it have white fur or was it like a small adult?

I could be more sure if you had got a photo of its head.

Graham Banwell

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rdnokes's picture

seal

it had white fur under the developing darker coat and I would have got a picture of the head but the tide was coming in and I didn't fancy waiting for it to go back out if I got stuck there, especially as it was starting to rain.

the naturalist man's picture

Grey seal

Thanks for the extra info. I don't need to know anything else, only grey seals in this country have white fur in the first few days of their life. They loose it at around 12-18 days; later for some colonies.

Stick up an identification for grey seal and I'll agree to it - don't forget the scientific name, Halichoerus grypus

Graham Banwell

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