3rd Sept More on the seal pup at Shoreham. A berth holder tried to approach the seal and frightened it into the water. It then seemed to spend a couple of hours fishing and then disappeared.
A report from Matt. I came back in on my boat from a day's fishing and was hanging around waiting for the lock gate to open when up popped this seal only about 100 yards from the locks. Didn't get any pictures as the gate opened then and I had to go in.
As it neared us and the bank I was completely amazed to see a rather large Grey Seal lift its head and shoulders out of the water, take a good look at us and then, after a few moments, submerge and disappeared as quickly as it had appeared!
The time was approx. 14.20”.
Chris returned to take some more pictures to help with the identification between 0900 and 1000hrs, from the western arm of Shoreham Harbour. The seal was in the space between the main arm and the little pier.
Seals have distinctive and unique spot patterns and occasionally when these are clear enough they can be used to identify individual seals