Grey Seals

The grey seal is the larger of the two seal seen around our coastline. The grey seal can be distinguished from the common seal by its nose. The nostrils are set apart and parallel, not V shaped as on the common.
The male is much heavier than the female and darker in colour. They come ashore to mate and give birth, usually between October and January.
The bulls can become very aggressive during mating and the cows will often fight back to protect their pups. Some of the images portray this behaviour.