52 and counting…

What's going on? A young pup checking out its little world

What’s going on? A young pup checking out its little world

Nap time!

Nap time!

Badger face; not all pups are marked the same!

Badger face; not all pups are marked the same!

Despite the pups discovering the world. the mothers are keeping a watchful eye

Despite the pups discovering the world. the mothers are keeping a watchful eye

Tuesday 20th October comments: The Grey Seal colony on the Isle of May is steadily increasing as the number of pups born has reached 52. Various sites are being utilised as gradually the island is being taken over.

It won’t be long before we close the main jetty to the island and various walkways due to the numbers of seals present and then things become really interesting! We’ll also soon be joined by the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) from St.Andrew’s who will stay on the island for up to eight weeks monitoring and researching our seals.

And if you want to see more, you can see it! The Scottish Seabird Centre based at North Berwick is beaming live images from a webcam of the Seal colony on our main beach at Pilgrims Haven.

To see it live, check it out at: http://www.seabird.org/wildlife/webcams/isle-of-may-beach/12/28/93

So here we go, another hectic period for the May (and we wouldn’t have it any other way!)

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