NU2337 : Seals on Gun Rock, Farne Islands

taken 14 years ago, near to Brownsman [other Features], Northumberland, Great Britain

Seals on Gun Rock, Farne Islands
Seals on Gun Rock, Farne Islands
Farne Islands
A group of 15 - 20 islands (depending on the tides) offshore of Seahouses, Northumberland. They are the most easterly outcrops of the Whin Sill (a dolerite intrusion across north east England). The islands are divided into the inner and outer islands. The Islands are an important breeding ground for many seabirds having a large Puffin population. There is also an important seal colony here. The whole area is designated a National Nature Reserve.
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Grey Seals
The grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) is found on both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is a large seal; it is also known as Atlantic grey seal. There are several colonies around the coast. The Farne Island colony is probably the largest (6,000)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 1 June, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 January, 2006
Category
Seals   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 234 374 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:37.8252N 1:37.7569W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 233 373
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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