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The Grey Seal is a beautiful marine mammal that can be found in the cold waters of the Northern Hemisphere. They are closely related to the Harp Seal and Hooded Seal.

Grey Seals have a thick, grey fur coat which helps them to stay warm in the cold water. They are also equipped with a layer of blubber, which is a type of fat, to keep them insulated.

Grey Seals use their whiskers to help them navigate in the water. They can also dive down to depths of up to 660 feet!

These animals are herbivores and eat mainly fish, but they will also consume crustaceans and mollusks.

Grey Seals breed between September and November. The female seals give birth to a single pup after a gestation period of around 11 months.

The pups are nursed by their mothers for around four weeks, after which they are able to start feeding themselves.

Animal population
316,000
Population
IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
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Geeky Facts about the Grey Seal

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They are able to dive as far as 300 metres.

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They can reach peak speeds of 35 km per hour (22 miles per hour) when chasing prey or escaping from predators.

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Around half the global population of grey seals are found around the British coasts.

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Iceland North & South - 6 days

Iceland North & South - 6 days

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Delve Deep: Iceland 2024

Delve Deep: Iceland 2024

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Iceland Adventure: Northern Lights & Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Iceland Adventure: Northern Lights & Snæfellsnes Peninsula

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Classic Iceland Adventure

Classic Iceland Adventure

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Iceland Northern Lights & Golden Circle
Iceland Northern Lights & Golden Circle

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