Newly Born Seal Pup

Robert Taylor

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Seal Pup – (Halichoerus grypus)
Grey seal pups weigh about 14kg at birth and have soft white fur.
They remain on land where they suck from their mother for roughly 18-21 days.
A female’s milk contains about 60% fat so the pups grow very quickly putting on about 2kg in weight every day.
The weight gain consists mainly of a layer of blubber below their skin which is a vital insulation for when they go to sea for the first time.
During the pupping season male grey seals also come ashore to mate with the largest males, usually more than 10 years old compete for a position within groups of breeding females. Occasionally males will fight and many sustain deep scars on their necks as a result.
Taken in the sand dunes at Donna Nook in Lincolnshire UK Nov 2009.

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