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Welcome to the brand new Seal Project website. We are working hard to get all aspects of the website working, and introduce new news and stories. We have a live blog running and will be updating it with the latest news from the Seal Project!


Latest Blog Post

  • Have yourself a cuppa and help us do all we do

    We are very lucky to have The Breakwater Bistro in Brixham support us this summer. They are donating 15 pence from every cup of coffee sold between June and August to us.

    This is amazing and ...

  • Seal identification - The Best puzzle ever!

    Working on some surveys, I couldn't see the fur from the patterns, so decided to distract myself with some of the day's survey photos - and instantly saw a seal we know well (photo 2) - Mary Poppins ...

  • RSPCA Seal Release, live wild and beautiful lives little ones!

    At the end of 2023 we were privileged to have been a small part of the release of these two gorgeous seals. Wishing them long and wonderful wild lives!

  • Its not just about the pups

    Whilst seal pups get all the attention at this time of year, we often forget about their mums. A female seal is pregnant for most of the year. They pup, feed, mate, and then their pregnancy is ‘suspended’ ...


Seal of the Month

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‘Fingers Crossed’ Adult Female Grey Seal

This beautiful female is well known both here and in Cornwall. It seems she pups in Cornwall and returns to South Devon to relax! She’s not one to be messed with. Often heard telling other seals to leave her alone! Predictable in her haul out locations, she’s been known to us since 2017, but first seen within the South Devon coastline in 2013. She was an adult then, so this makes her at least 16 years old. Adult female grey seals can live to between 25-35 years and will pup from the age of around 6 until the end of their life. One pup a year over the autumn winter months. Easily recognizable from her fur patterns (pelage) we can identify her as much by her haul out locations, as her fur pattern.

She’s one of the seal’s who’s helped us understand seals as individuals. She very much has her own personality, her tolerance to other seals, her favoured sleeping locations and mess with her, she will let you know how she feels! Her zig zag dark fur markings make her stand out. Not a seal to be messed with. Many female seals we see regularly are known for begging from anglers, and to the best of our knowledge she isn’t one of them thankfully!


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