ELEPHANT SEAL SIGHTING

February 26, 2011 by dyertrust

This February we have had yet another rare visitor here a juvenile femaleelephant seal. The condition of the animal was good with a slight injury visible around its neck, possible caused by fishing line. Pictures were taken forphotogrammetry.

Marine biologist,Katja Vinding Petersen(2 Febuary) I went back at 20.15 and it was still there. At first it looked dead but then I was relieved to see it start moving. The tide was very low at that time and it would had gone back in this morning around 2-3 oclock. The next morning around 7.30 the seal was no longer on the beach.

It is assumed this is the same seal we saw a few months ago and that has been seen further up our coastline. This seal has been sighted since and is doing well.