27th December 2023
This week seal rescue have been inundated with calls to rescue seals; every 10 minutes at points throughout the busiest period of the year. They have done an amazing job though all weathers to make sure each and every seal had the best possible chance of survival. This isn’t always achievable, adding to the pressure the seal rescue team continually face.
Winterton was a cold gusty day for the counters with seals in all gaps. Seals still in valleys past G59, with weaned pups in most of the ponds, including two in fenced off natterjack pool at back of Ness gap. A mum with 2-day old pup was just passed Diamond, inland of coast path sign, and another mum with an older pup and bull were inland just past Ness gap. Lots of feeding mums with pups, one of which newborn, on the main coast path from G59 part way to Somerton. Therefore, the advice to those walking in the area is to go on back paths in this area. Finally, around G57/56 we saw one mum feeding three pups.
Details of the count
Waxham to Bramble Gap G17-51
754 adults, 10 Newborns, 96 suckling, 526 weaned, 27 dead
Somerton Gap to Winterton G52-59
328 adults, 18 Newborns, 3119 suckling, 751 weaned, 69 dead
Totals Week 8
1082 adults, 28 Newborns, 215 suckling, 1277 weaned, 96 dead
Total pups last week 3588
Total born this week 28
Total this season 3616
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