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Common Seal? - Flamborough Head, England

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Old Monday 21st January 2019, 12:17   #1
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Common Seal? - Flamborough Head, England

Yesterday I identified the seal in the attached photos as a Common Seal, but now I'm wondering. The photos are from today, looking into the sun. I should have photographed it yesterday, when the light was better. Grey Seals are very common here, but this one had a more 'puppy dog' look to the head. We do see one or two Common Seals at times, but this one struck me as being large, and what about those whiskers?

Anyone any firm ideas?

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Old Monday 21st January 2019, 15:30   #2
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I'd agree with Common Seal
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Old Monday 21st January 2019, 15:41   #3
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Looks like Common to me as well.

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Old Monday 21st January 2019, 18:28   #4
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Common. Short, fat, clearly stepped forehead between muzzle and crown.

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