Good news as grey seals flourish again in British coastal waters

By Jill Dando News

It’s good news as grey seals are once again flourishing in British waters.

A hundred years after hunting by fishermen drove their numbers down to as low as 500, the beautiful creatures as back.

Amazingly, in a single colony on the Norfolk coast, nearly 4,000 pups were born in this winter’s breeding season, according to local conservationists – more than double the number in the winter of 2019-2020.


It was three years since the last count was done on the five-mile stretch between Waxham and Winterton, and up from about 100 two decades ago.


There are believed to be about 120,000 grey seals in the UK – which amounts to about 40% of the global population.

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