Sunday 17 July 2022

July CSGRT seal survey on Looe Island. 15th July 2022.

Protective Herring Gull parent

Another great survey with the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) on St.George's island at Looe this week.

Super fine weather so shorts, shirt & sandals were the attire for the day and plenty of Factor 30 sunscreen.

There were 5 Grey seals in the bay at high tide when we arrived and we totaled 7 during our low tide count hauled out on the rocks.

Many of the seabirds had fledged their young including Cormorants, Shags & Oystercatchers. Only the Gulls still had chicks of varying sizes all along the cliff edges.

Compass Jellyfish were all around the jetty on arrival and we also recorded what we think is a Crystal Jellyfish washed up on the seaweed.

Here are a few images from the survey in no particular order.....


Grey Seal

Grey Seal

Compass Jellyfish washed up on beach

Compass Jellyfish washed up on beach


"Between a rock and a hard place"

Toothed Topshell

Ichneumon Wasp

Ringlet Butterfly

Mayweed or a Chamomile....unsure!

Crystal Jellyfish

Herring Gull chicks

Juvenile Wren


Juvenile Oystercatchers, 1 with a damaged wing


Compass Jellyfish

Compass Jellyfish

Gull chick, suspect Greater black backed.


Anonymous said...

Another excellent day on the island…thanks for the images….