Wednesday, 6 December 2017

6th of December: Record pup year on the Point

2017 has been another record-breaking year for Grey Seal pupping on Blakeney Point.

Today's Grey Seal pup count on Blakeney Point recorded 103 pups born in the last three days. This takes the running total pup births to 2,498 so far this season. This is 36 more than the previous record season (2014/15) and there are still more pups to come over the next couple of weeks.

Cow and pup (Ian Ward)

Weaned seal pup sheltering in the dunes (Carl Brooker)

The Grey Seal colony grew every year from 2001/02 to 2014/15. Now, following two years of relative stability in pup numbers, they are experiencing another record-breaking year. Follow the blog to see just how many more pups are born over the remaining four weeks of the season.

- Ajay (Ranger)

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