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Grey and common (harbor) seals firth of forth

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Old Sunday 20th June 2010, 19:38   #1
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Grey and common (harbor) seals firth of forth

I moved to Kirkcaldy in Fife (Scotland) at the start of the year and had assumed that all the seals I was seeing were common seals but am I right in saying that the seal in the water is grey and those on the rocks common (they were right next to each other)?

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first two look like Greys to me...

Classic Roman nose profiles.
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first two look like Greys to me...

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That's what I thought. You managed to reply before I had time to realise I'd left out the pics of the ones I think are common (harbour)!

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That's what I thought. You managed to reply before I had time to realise I'd left out the pics of the ones I think are common (harbour)!

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And those are Common. You can see the v-shaped nostrils in your picture quite well - Grey has more parallel nostrils like a number 11.
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And those are Common. You can see the v-shaped nostrils in your picture quite well - Grey has more parallel nostrils like a number 11.
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I thought the nostrils clinched it but thanks for the confirmation.

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yep - those are commons!
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