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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 05.6 August 1994

Grey Seals in West Wales

By - Mick Baines

The rugged coastline of West Wales attracts the largest gathering of breeding Grey Seals, Halichoerus grypus, in southern Britain. Grey Seals are widely distributed in the temperate and sub-arctic seas on both sides of the North Atlantic, and a small population survives in the Baltic. According to current estimates, approximately half of the world population of Grey Seals lands on the shores of the British Isles to breed, mostly around the rocky north and west coasts.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist