Seal count 7th December: pup births rise to 1471

Late October into November is an exciting time for FoHS members and seal wardens as we wait for the first of the season’s grey seal pups to be born at Horsey. 

This year six pups born in the final week of October sadly failed to survive, but on the afternoon of 2nd November a seal warden spotted the pup in the picture below, alive and tended by its mother. More births followed in quick succession.  On 23rd November the number of new pups recorded was 665.  One week later the total had risen to 962 – and counting!

A huge increase in births on Thursday 7th December brings total to date to 1471. 

Horsey’s first surviving seal pup of 2017-18 season. Photo by kind permission of Hilda Stephenson.

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