Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Skomer - Sunfish and seal interactions

Saw this in North Haven yesterday......Seal kept coming to the surface with a Sun Fish. Kept diving down for 3 or 4 minutes and surfacing again. Not sure on the final outcome......a tasty snack?

Anybody else seen this?
Skomer Warden
Hi Chris , I have seen grey seals eating a  umber of different fish species (Conger , wrasse , pollack, ray)
as well as octopus and... really quite harrowiung at the time, a baby porpoise. This is probably just another indication of how opportunistic they are but the first record I know of! well done!