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Coastal Visit Gets Seal of Approval

21 November 2012 | news archive

Animal Management students gained an insight with an ‘ahh’-factor when they visited a Lincolnshire Nature Reserve to see grey seals that had just given birth.

Students from the BSc (Hons) in Animal Management visited the Wildlife Trusts’ Donna Nook National Nature Reserve on Friday 16th November as part of their Biology and Management of Marine Mammals module.

Laura Overton, Curriculum Area Manager, said: “We set off from College at 7am and drove for two and a half hours but it was worth it. The seals had just started pupping and we were lucky enough to see several newborns – within 30 minutes of birth – and loads of beautiful grey seal pups in their fluffy white coats!”

Donna Nook Reserve is on a salt marsh around 20 km south of Grimsby and is home to thousands of grey seals – around 1,000 pups have been born there so far this year.

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