Friday, 3 January 2014

First seal sighting of 2014

I received a sighting of a seal near Lewes on the River Ouse this morning by Ali who has sent sea mammal sightings in to me on several occasions.

From the photograph I can confirm not only is this a common seal but is a seal that has been visiting the River Ouse for many years now. The river is very high at the moment with the constant stormy weather.  Ali said the seal seemed to be healthy though it was shy of the people who were coming along to look at it. 

This could have been because of the usually high water level making the seal more 'nervous' than usual.