SX2553 : Looe: Statue of 'Nelson' the seal

taken 11 years ago, near to Looe, Cornwall, Great Britain

Looe: Statue of 'Nelson' the seal
Looe: Statue of 'Nelson' the seal
This bronze memorial to 'Nelson' is situated in West Looe. The plaque reads "NELSON
Obit 2003
A distinctive 'one-eyed' scarred bull Grey Seal (Halichoerus Grypus) who was a familiar sight in the harbours of south Cornwall for over 25 years. Eventually he settled on the rocks of Looe Island as his home and made Looe harbour his dining room where he was fed and his company enjoyed by local fishermen, townsfolk and countless visitors.
'A Grand Old Man of the Sea' and a great favourite with all.
In life, Nelson was a splendid ambassador for his species; now, in bronze, he serves as a potent symbol of the rich marine environment of the area and a permanent reminder of the need for it to be cherished.
Unveiled by Sir Robin Knox-Jonhston CBE 28th May 2008."
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 17 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 17 March, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 254 530 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.1076N 4:27.2709W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 254 531
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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