investigation into the status quo of the harbour seals of Co. Down Northern Ireland
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investigation into the status quo of the harbour seals of Co. Down Northern Ireland by Susan C. Wilson

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Published by Environment and Heritage Service in Belfast .
Written in English

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StatementSusan C. Wilson and Heather M. Corpe.
SeriesEnvironment and Heritage Service Research and Development Series -- no.97/13
ContributionsCorpe, Heather M., Great Britain. Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. Environment and Heritage Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v (various pagings) :
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Open LibraryOL22515332M

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  Harbour seals are the most common seal species in the northern hemisphere When compared with figures from , counts in showed drops of 56% in Orkney, 42% in Shetland and 30% in Strathclyde. Researchers have seen similarly worrying declines along the Scottish east coast, and along the North-East coast of England. The common seal, or harbour seal as it is also known, is found all around the coastline of Northern Ireland and is seen regularly hauled out on rocky shores and sandbanks. In the European common seal population was decimated by a viral disease, phocine distemper virus (PDV) – it is estimated that aro seals died, about 50% of the total population. About the Harbour Seal. Once considered by the Irish to be a human being under a spell, the Harbour Seal’s short, sleek body and flippers are purpose-built for life in the water. A unique pattern of fine, dark spots mean the species varies in colour from brownish-black to tan or grey, while their large eyes and nostrils help to make them one of the sea’s top predators. Harbour seal population assessment in the Republic of Ireland August Michelle Cronin 1, Callan Duck 2, Oliver Ó Cadhla 1, Richard Nairn 3, Denis Strong 4, Ciarán O’ Keeffe 5 1. COASTAL AND MARINE RESOURCES CENTRE ERI, University College Cork, Naval Base, Haulbowline, Cobh, Co. Cork. IRELAND 2. SEA MAMMAL RESEARCH UNIT.

The Ungava seal (P.v. mellonae), also known as the Lacs des Loups Marins harbour seal, lives in a series of land-locked, inter-connected freshwater 'seal' lakes of the Ungava peninsula of northern Quebec, although it is thought that the distribution is now limited to only three lakes (DFO, ).The number of Ungava seals is unknown but is probably a few hundred at most (COSEWIC, ; DFO, . The preferred prey items of common seals in Irish waters are fish species including herring, hake, sole and sculpin. They will also hunt for shrimp, octopus and squid in deeper waters while they will catch mollusks and crustaceans when the opportunity arises. Reproduction and Life Cycle. Scottish Natural Heritage has launched an investigation into a mysterious fall in seal numbers on the east coast of government countryside protection agency said that although overall. 1. Malin Head in Co Donegal is renowned for its basking sharks, which migrate huge distances across the oceans in search of plankton, but they can show up anywhere along the north coast. The best.

A Co Down harbour has been sealed off after human remains were found at sea this morning. It is understood the remains were discovered by a fishing boat. Seals in Ireland comprise the two species, the Atlantic Grey Seal and the Common or Harbour Seal. Resident populations of both morphs of the Common or Harbour Seal and Atlantic Grey Seals occur along the West Cork coast and may be seen at any time during the year. Grey Seal pups are born during the later part of the year during September and.   Seals say goodbye in County Down after beach release. com/news/uk-northern-ireland when seal biologist Sue Wilson attempted to release two abandoned seal pups back into the wild. New book records colourful history of Cork Harbour Board. might have been regarded as merchant princes down the years, they succeeded, in the words of former chairman, Mr Frank J Boland, in.