Thursday, 24 May 2012
Can You Blame Them?
A survey by a team from St Andrew's University Sea Mammal Research Unit has revealed that seals are no longer so prolific on the east coast of Scotland, but have become more attracted to the Western Isles. However, researchers on the Monach Isles (above) off North Uist, usually a 'hotspot', have had difficulties counting them. The seals have had to take to the sea to cool off. Who wouldn't, if resident in what looks like a series of tropical islands?
Scottish Islands Explorer - occasionally seen by seals