Sunday, 3 August 2008

Norfolk Seals have pups

Hello from Mr Brook. One of the highlights of our Year 6 camp last month was the boat trip to see the seals off the Norfolk coast. I found out that some of the seals have their pups in August so I was keen to go back and see them.
The 'Common Seals' have their pups in August. I saw one on the beach which was only a few days old. The common seals are the lighter coloured ones with rounder faces.

The other type of seal at Blakeney Point is the ' Grey Seal'. They are darker coloured and have longer pointed faces. They are quite rare. Over half the world's Grey Seal population is found around the coast of Britain. They have their pups in Winter - normally in December or January. I would really like to go back to see them early in the new year.

I would really recommend a trip from Morston Quay to see not just the seals but also the amazing birds at Blakeney Point.
The trip can only be made at high tide because the water is very shallow in the estuary.
My trip was with Beans Boats. Their website has the times of boat trip throughout the year - based on the tide times. It is important to book so that Mr Bean knows how many boats to get ready. Follow this link to his website.