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Gallery - Pinnipeds


Marine mammals, in a sub-order of carnivores, with simplified teeth and limbs converted to flippers. Highly adapted for diving.

[More information about Grey Seal][gseal13]Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus)

Unlike Common Seals. Grey Seals tend to prefer rocky coasts and often remain at se for months at a time. Grey Seal populations have been heavily persecuted in the past and their range and numbers are much reduced. The largest European populations are now in the British isles, there are 45000 adults breeding in the Outer Hebrides for example.

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