Videos Seal watching in Cornwall
Cornwall Seals videos information and how to watch them
Seals can be seen around the coast of Cornwall at any time of the year. Britain's two resident species of seal are the grey and the common seal. The seal population of Cornwall should be considered one if it's great wildlife assets.
For those on walking holidays in Cornwall or those just enjoying a day out aling the Cornwall Coast path the sight of a seal is a common sight. The wildlife seen Peregrines, buzzards, dolphins, basking sharks are one of the greatest attractions of walking holiday in Cornwall
From the visitors who enjoy a visit to the National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek to those who sit on a cliff top and watch them play in the surf the experience is one that remains with the visitor long after they return home.
Around the coast of Cornwall it is the Grey seal that you are most likely to spot from the cliffs and in the harbours.
Male grey seals are easily identified from the females due to their size, their broad shoulders elongated snouts and a heavy muzzle allows for easy identification. The female grey seal have thinner snouts the female grey seal tend to be paler in colour.
Seal Watching in Cornwall
Grey seals spend their time between beaches, sand and mud banks all along the Coast of Cornwall. A popular location where you generally always manage to see a seal is at Godrevy. Mutton Cove is a favourite place for seals to haul out at low tide. We have some videos of the seals at Mutton Cove.
Do not disturb the seals if you are fortunate enough to observe them hauled out and if seal watching from the Coastal Path please do NOT walk and watch for seals at the same time.
Cornwall is also home to the National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek where they rescue injured and abandoned seal pups from around the Cornwall and then as soon as they are able release them back into the sea. You can watch a video of a seal pup release and on the Sanctuary at Gweek
About Cornwall's Seals
Seals can not breathe underwater. Unlike humans they empty their lungs of air before submerging for periods of about eight minutes and dive to depths of 50 metres or more.
Their remarkable underwater endurance and ability is due to the fact that their blood retains oxygen to a greater extent than humans along with their ability to reduce their heart rate to 40 beats per minute.