GREY SEALS

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No coun­try is more im­por­tant for Grey Seals than the UK, which al­lo­cates us con­sid­er­able re­spon­si­bil­ity for safe­guard­ing this ma­rine mam­mal’s fu­ture. Some breed­ing colonies around the coun­try, no­tably in Nor­folk, are healthy, with pup pro­duc­tion in­creas­ing each year. Grey Seals spend most months at sea, but come ashore in late au­tumn to pup and mate afresh. To pre­serve this strictly an­nual cy­cle, fe­males de­lay im­plan­ta­tion of the fer­tilised egg by three months.

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