Introducing... the common seal! 🌊
❓Did you know❓Despite being called 'common' seals they are actually less frequently spotted than grey seals. They are also known as harbour seals. -----
Common seals have a concave head profile, with a short muzzle and V-shaped nostrils that meet at the bottom. They are usually light brown or grey, however in the Thames estuary they can be orange, as their fur is dyed by the iron rich mud.
The average lifespan of a common seal is 20 - 35 years and when they are out of the water they can be found on sandbanks and beaches in a distinctive 'banana' position with their heads and tails in the air! -----
They feed on fish, squid, crabs, whelks and mussels and 'haul out' to sheltered shores to digest their food and rest.
Common seal pups are born with brown coats and ready to swim, unlike grey seals who are born with white coats and unable to swim for a number of weeks.
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This is for Mama Maureen. She lived downstairs and use to listen for my pitter patter feet on her ceiling when I ran around in the morning greeting the day. She liked to hear me because it made her own doggies feel closer since they were far away.
Here I am coming home. I know the way, now.
"Please tell me more". How can 200 wolves in Finland be too many. There are 12 wilderness areas in Finland covering almost 15 000 km² and there are no wolves in these areas just because of reindeer hearding industry. Reindeer that by overgrazing are destroying the delicate northern nature.
“I need pizza... but I can’t move 🍕😂”
Sound on to hear Maple’s weird grumbly noises 🤣
Do you ever come home from work or school and the first thing you do is just lay down... 😴
Note that Maple is not sick or sedated. He goes to the vet regularly and is completely healthy. He just loves to sleep in weird positions. 🤗
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