Seals Lincolnshire County
• Seals Lincolnshire County
Gray seal - kind of seals, the only representative of the eponymous family. We leave for the Trust's Donna Nook Nature Reserve in the English county of Lincolnshire, to get to know them. A bit of positive.
These seals prefer rocky desert coast, off the coast of Canada often lie on the ice.
The number of species population is estimated at 120-170 thousand gray seals and Baltic subspecies - 7-8 thousand.
males length reaches 2, 5 m (rarely - 3 m or more), female - male 1.7-2 m Weight -. 300 kg or more, and female - 100-150 kg.
And in our Reserve Trust's Donna Nook in Lincolnshire number of seals has increased over the last year there was about 800 pups. At birth, babies are usually covered with white fur
The males usually are in reserve at the end of October - early November, and chase the females in harems.
International protection status tevyaka or gray seals - a low level of threat, but in Russia it is a protected species. Generally, in the fauna of Russia consists of 9 species of true seals, except disappearing in the Black Sea monk seal.
And this local colony of gray seals is the largest and most accessible in mainland Britain.