Westerly worries

2 Seal pup

Saturday 14th September comments: The perils of being a Seal pup at this time of year in the North Sea. Our first Grey Seal pup born on the Isle of May has many challenges in its early life and non more so than today (check out the video at the top showing the crashing waves around the pup and mother).

The pup was born on the low lying shingle beach at Mill Door and each high tide the sea crashes around it but today we’ve got the extra concern of strong winds bringing heavy seas. Seal pups at this young age must stay on dry land as they’ll drown in such turbulent seas and thankfully this pupper soon found its way to high rocks and away from danger.

Over the next few months over 2,500 will be born on the Isle of May although this is a pioneer; the first of many. We’re delighted its doing well as it reaches the grand old age of seven days old and we’ll keep on reporting as it grows bigger and stronger, as long as it stays out of trouble…


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