Monthly Archives: December 2016

Boom boom!

Friday 16th December comments: It appears to have been a good autumn on the Isle of May for the Grey Seal population…but time will tell! A number of east coast colonies manually count the number of pups born at their respective sites but … Continue reading

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Changing seasons

Thursday 15th December comments: We are nearly done. The end of the year is within sight and the Seal season is almost over. The handful of Seal researchers from Sea Mammal Research Unit are getting ready to leave and the island … Continue reading

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Rocks Ahoy

Monday 12th December comments: As we approach Christmas the Isle of May is slowly slipping into a state of dormancy as the Grey Seals are starting to move away into the North Sea and the majority of seabirds are long gone. … Continue reading

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Time to Go

Thursday 8th December comments: Its nearly time to go. The job is nearly complete as the Grey Seal season on the Isle of May is almost done for another year (how quick has that gone?). The number of new born pups … Continue reading

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Lunch Time

Tuesday 6th December comments: Always learning, always something new. Even as we approach the end of the year we are still learning new and interesting facts about the birdlife which frequents the Isle of May. Seal researcher Kelly Robinson photographed an immature Great Black-backed Gull … Continue reading

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Counting Forth Islands

Sunday 4th December comments: Although it feels like the end of the season and (almost) end of the year, the Grey Seal colonies down the east coast are still going strong. Yesterday we helped support the Fife Seal group count … Continue reading

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December Seals

Thursday 1st December comments: We’ve now reached the twelfth and final month of the year. The season has brought plenty of change and we’ve about to experience another transition on the island. In recent months Grey Seals have taken over … Continue reading

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