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What Grey Seals Eat

Aug 31,2006 SACN


Grey seals in the North Sea have changed their eating habits, a scientific study produced for Defra reveals today.

The report shows that seals were generally eating the same species in 2002 as in 1985. The most significant part of their diet remains sandeels. However, an individual seal consumed around a third less cod, but three times more plaice in 2002.

More Information and a link to the full report is available on the DEFRA Website



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