Solent Seals

IMG_6777The Solent is a stretch of water that separates the Isle of Wight from mainland England. It is used by harbour seals and grey seals for hauling-out, foraging, and (in the case of the former) a pupping. Not much is known about this particular community of seals, but local records indicate that they are increasing in number.

I am currently running several projects to investigate population trends, haul-out patterns, behaviour, and human disturbance.

Collaborators:

John Arnott – Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Pete Hughes – Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Sarah Hodgson – Dorset Wildlife Trust

Louise MacCallum – Langstone Harbour Board

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