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Solent Seal Project

Mammals

Solent Seals

A small population of approximately 15 - 20 harbour seals live in the Solent area, often being seen in Chichester and Langstone Harbours, this only known rookery in the Eastern English Channel and so they are considered regionally unique and therefore very important.  There are also very low numbers of grey seals that seem to pass through the area, sometimes staying for a period of time.

The Hants and Wight Wildlife Trust are undertaking a Seal Tagging Project, which  aims to improve the knowledge of the Solent harbour seal population by gathering data on their movements, feeding and breeding habits.  If you see a seal you can let the Trust know using their Marine Mammal Recording Form.