February 26, 2011 by dyertrust

This February we have had yet another rare visitor herea 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.