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GALLERY: "What a life!" Sleepy seal spotted snoozing


Wednesday 15 February 2023

GALLERY: "What a life!" Sleepy seal spotted snoozing

Wednesday 15 February 2023

A local nature-enthusiast spotted a lazy seal lolling at L'Etacq whilst out on a beach clean on Monday.

"I’ve seen him a few times but never been that close," Gail Bennie said. "I just sat very still and he drifted towards me. What a life!"

Gail explained that the sleepy seal is "quite well known among the surfers in the bay for popping up now and then".

In Gail's picture, the seal is doing something known as 'bottling'.


Pictured: Sharing the photo in the Jersey Wildlife Facebook group, Gail said that she "spent a wonderful hour sitting on a rock watching this handsome fella drift about in front of me".

This is when seals bob around vertically with their head just above the surface of the water in order to rest at sea whilst out foraging for days at a time.

Seals can also rest horizontally in a similar way, which is know as 'logging'.

GALLERY: More snaps of the sleepy seal...

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We have seen him too and he is a grand looking seal.
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