Seals weekend!

Young Grey Seal basking on the rocks

Young Grey Seal basking on the rocks

Female (known as cows) Seal basking on the rocks...come and see them on the May!

Female (known as cows) Seal basking on the rocks…come and see them on the May!

Heads up! 1, 2, 3....count them in

Heads up! 1, 2, 3….count them in

Thursday 24th September comments: Special focus will be given to our Grey Seals this weekend as we host a ‘Seal Weekend’ which will give people the chance to see seals basking on the rocks and to learn more about their secret lives (and even a possibility of viewing a seal pup!).

There will be telescopes set up and staff from the Sea Mammal Research Unit will be on hand to answer questions about the studies carried out on seals on the Isle of May. There will also be seal-themed crafts and stories for the younger visitors to enjoy. Up to 4,000 seals haul themselves onto the rocky shores of the island to have their pups and mate with over 2,400 pups born on the island between October-December.

As usual, the seal weekend is free, but you must take a boat trip to reach the island. Further details of sailings can be found on the websites:

May Princess (sails from Anstruther) see www.isleofmayferry.com

Osprey rib (sails from Ansturther) see www.isleofmayboattrips.co.uk

Seabird Rib (sails from North Berwick) see www.seabird.org

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