Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Common Seal in the River Adur
I received a sighting today from Paul. This is the first sighting of the year in Sussex.
The seal was spotted in the river Adur at 10.00am between the A27 bridge and the toll bridge. The seal was hauled out on the mud flats at low tide as the tide was coming back in.
The seal looks to be healthy and at the moment does not appear to be a seal we have seen before, although when they are dry natural makings and identifiable spot patterns are difficult to see.
The seal in the pictures is resting in the 'banana' pose commonly seen with seals.
All photos copyright Paul Loader
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