This is a fantastic illustration of grey seal sizes. Lots of people reporting sightings are unaware that the moulted grey seal pups may only be a few weeks to a month old. Especially the rare occasion when seals appear in public places. The size difference between juvenile and adult is quite impressive. 🦭 ♥️
• Starting at the front we have the little white pup, born at an average 13kg abs covered in white downy fur.
• Then to the right is a moulted speckled grey juvenile. The pups lose their white fluff at about 21days old. At about the same time they are weaned off of milk, they are now independent of mum and should weigh it at over 30kg.
• Mum is in the middle. Mottled grey, smaller than the adult males with a pretty face.
• Lastly at the back is the big dark coloured male, a long hook nose, these guys are big!
Remember, if you come across a seal in distress or in a public place, please don’t “put it back in the sea”. Seals haul out on land to rest, especially during rough weather. Instead take note of its size and location then contact us 07970285086 or the rspca.