Friday, 27 February 2015
Washed Up Dead
At first sight it seemed that this was a mother and baby which died together. The pups of grey seals are born in the autumn and normally stay on the remote 'haul-out', along with other pups, for the first three weeks of their lives. We've never seen live pups on this beach, and this, along with the fact that they were together, suggested that the mother and pup might have been having problems: perhaps the pup was born at sea before both were washed up.
That they arrived at different times leaves only one small mystery: why were they washed up so close together on the Ormsaigbeg beach?