Each year, I spend ~ a month on Sable Island studying the ecology of the grey seal.


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Sable Island in the northwest Atlantic, 300 km from Halifax, Nova Scotia, is an important breeding site for this remarkable marine mammal.

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Family quarrels

Grey seal male in sand storm

Grey seal male bloodied from a fight

Female aggresssion

Female grey seal

Harbour seals on south beach

Adult harbour seal

Grey seal at the west spit

After the breeding season, female and male grey seals aggregate at the west spit to rest

Seal, snow, sand

Old man and the sea