Industry and Nature in Harmony

Grey seals

Grey seals are the larger more abundant of the two species found in British Waters.  In general they have a coastal distribution although they are known to travel considerable distances whilst feeding.  The main haul out site used throughout the year by grey seals on the Lincolnshire coast is Donna Nook.  The Donna Nook population is thought to have originally been an overspill from the Farne Island breeding colonies and small breeding groups began to establish at Donna Nook in the late 1960s.  1676 grey seal pups were born during the winter season in 2013, up 10% from the previous year.  

For more information on the grey seals, including threats and management, please download the grey seal fact sheet .