When we moved here we were delighted to find a colony
of grey seals just off the beach 5 minutes walk from our
home. We see the seals almost every day, and have counted
over 40 seals howling to eachother, some on the rocks
and some bobbing around like fishing floats. At high tide
some of them swim only 20 yards away.
At certain times of the year hundreds of jellyfish are
washed up on the beach. They vary in colour from clear
to pink, purple, blue, and brown, and their sizes vary
from a pea to a 20" plate.
Then there are the usual starfish and crabs that turn
up, and many small coral pieces especially after the winter
storms out at sea.
August 2010 - Eight grey seals close to the beach sheltering from the
worst of the rough waves further out. Some were bobbing
like fishing floats and others were lying like logs and
surfing the waves. What fabulous fun under the clear sunny skies.
Squid Records Around Britain
Scottish Sealife Sanctuary - Common Seals
- Grey Seal