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Grey Seal Pup

Halichoerus grypus

Description:

Spotted on a call out while working for DEFA, someone reported that this pup was injured but was quite happy when we got there! Once a threatened species is now on the rise with the UK holding one of the largest populations in the world!



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3 Comments

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 7 years ago

"have a more pronounced droop in the lips like an upturned heart than the harbours" Like that description I'll keep an eye out for droopy lips!

I can't be sure because the angle is difficult but there is something about the set of the eyes they seem wider apart on a Harbor seal.

moralcoral
moralcoral 7 years ago

Really i thought it was a grey because the snout was longer then others i had seen around there! i find also the greys have a more pronounced droop in the lips like an upturned heart than the harbours

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 7 years ago

And this maybe a harbor seal... a slightly shorter nose.

Malew, Isle of Man

Lat: 54.05, Long: -4.62

Spotted on May 11, 2010
Submitted on Nov 11, 2011

Spotted for mission

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