Large seal distinguished from the harbor seal by its straight head profile with nostrils that are well apart, and fewer spots on its body. Males are generally darker than females, with lighter patches and often scarring around the neck. Females are silver grey to brown with dark patches. See note below about the release of this seal
During the winter months grey seals can be seen hauled out on the rocks, islands, and shoals not far from shore, and occasionally coming ashore to rest. In the spring the recently weaned pups and yearlings occasionally strand on beaches after becoming "lost."
This seal, Savanna, was another seal that was rescued as a pup and rehabbed. My nephew & I attended the release.