NU2538 : Atlantic Grey Seals on Longstone Island

taken 12 years ago, near to Brada [water Feature], Northumberland, Great Britain

Atlantic Grey Seals on Longstone Island
Atlantic Grey Seals on Longstone Island
6000 are found on the 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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Thursday, 1 June, 2006   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 3 June, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 250 385 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:38.3650N 1:36.2649W
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