Friday, 17 May 2013

Grey Seal at Eastbourne

Marine medics from British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) are monitoring a Grey Seal on Eastbourne Beach.
(c) Elaine Brown, marine medic

It had been on the beach since about 2:00 PM this afternoon and had been seen with another Grey seal which had then swam off. An onlooker told the team that he had seen the seal on the beach the day before, and a fisherman said he had seen it out in the harbour earlier and then it had hauled out on the beach.
(c) Elaine Brown marine medic

The Grey seal is thought to be 2-3 years old. Minor scrapes bit there is no signor serious injury or illness. Worryingly, the seal was allowing people to get fairly close, and everyone is hoping he is just tired from the recent stormy weather. BDMLR medics have been monitoring this evening and will return in the morning too where the seal will be reassessed.

This might be the same grey seal reported 27th April at Cuckmere

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