Sunday, 24 February 2013

Another seal in the River Adur

I have just received a report from a canoeist who saw a seal higher up the river near Lancing College. The seal on the left hand bank watched as they paddled a respectful distance past, then as the tide was turning we drifted back past. This seal was estimated to be between 4 and 5 feet in length so cannot be the juvenile seal reported earlier.

When the canoe was about 20 feet away the seal entered the water and emerged 30 feet or so way and watched the canoe drift off, he dived again and then reappered in the same spot. The observer, Darren, said it felt like the seal was just checking they were on their way before heading back to the 'perch' where we first spotted him.

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