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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.

Giant Squid Records Around Britain
The Mammal Society
The Scottish Sealife Sanctuary - Common Seals
Pagophilus - Grey Seal

Photo Album
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