To celebrate The Wildlife Trust’s #NationalMarineWeek, which started Saturday 29th July and finishes on Saturday 13th August 2017, The Wildlife Trust's Living Sea team at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) are giving you the chance to name one of Cardigan Bay’s Atlantic grey seals!
The SeaSeals Conservation Project was launched by the CBMWC in 2014 and the aim of the project is to create a seal photo-ID database of the Cardigan Bay Atlantic grey seal population. The project will also help us to identify important sites along the Ceredigion coastline in order to monitor their movements and breeding as well as estimate population size.
Individual Atlantic grey seals can be identified by the unique colouration and markings on their pelage. Photographs are taken of both the left and right side of the head and body by Living Seas staff and volunteers. This non-invasive technique is used in order to not disrupt the seals natural behaviour.
The Atlantic grey seal in need of a name is Seal 006, who is frequently sighted during our SeaSeal Surveys from the coastal path overlooking Bird’s Rock. This female seal is often photographed hauled out on the rocks or in the water around Birds Rock.
To be in with a chance of naming a seal, submit your chosen name for £1 at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre or online for £1.
Your donation will help to support our research work, including the SeaSeal Project and our community engagement work.
The competition is running for the full length of National Marine Week, from 29th July to 13th August 2017. After the closing date our Living Seas Team will vote for their favourite name and then the top 3 will be put into a poll on our Facebook page.
Competition Now Closed! The winner will be revealed on Wednesday 16th August