Seal On A Rock In The Sea On Visit To The Coast Of Island Of Islay Inner Hebrides Scotland

Tour Scotland very short 4K wildlife nature camera travel video clip of the sight and sounds of a Seal on a rock in the sea on visit and trip to the coast of Island Of Islay, Inner Hebrides, Britain, United Kingdom. The grey seal, Halichoerus grypus, is only found in the North Atlantic, the Baltic Sea and the Barents Sea. As one of the rarer seal species worldwide, its entire population is around 400,000 individuals. About 40% of all grey seals live in UK waters, and about 90% of this number breed at colonies in Scotland. Harbour seals can live up to 20 to 30 years. Adult harbour seals are about 1.5 m in length and can weigh in the region of 80 to 100 kg. It’s hard to tell males and females apart, but males are slightly larger than females. Harbour seals have a dog like head, with a rounded head, steep forehead and eyes to the front of their face. Harbour seals are widespread around the west coast of Scotland and throughout the Hebrides and the Northern Isles, but are found in fewer numbers on the Scottish east coast. The harbour or common seal is widespread in the northern hemisphere. There are five sub-species, and the European Phoca vitulina vitulina can be found in the North Atlantic and North Pacific. There are about 100,000 harbour seals in Europe. About 30% of this population is found in UK waters, and 80% of these in Scottish waters. Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day. Find things to see and do in Scotland where you are always welcome. All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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