Saturday, 9 December 2017

9th of December: Twenty a day

Today's Grey Seal pup count revealed an average of 20 births a day since Wednesday's count (a 41% decrease in birth rate). These 60 new-born pups take the running total to 2,558 births so far this season.

There is now a pup and cow on the beach opposite the Hood; although bulls and weaned pups have made it this far down in previous seasons, this is the furthest east along Blakeney Point a pup has been born.

Bull, cow and pup (Sue Richardson)

Young pup (Ian Ward)

Although the season is not yet over, the below graph shows how this season compares to previous years using the figure so far...
(click to enlarge)

- Ajay Tegala, Ranger

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