Seal spotted in the water off Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Gill Young Picture by Gill Young

The Marine Life rescue unit were called to investigate a sighting of an 'unwell' seal ashore in Southbourne on Tuesday morning, but the marine mammal swam away.

It was advised that the seal was probably digesting a large meal, however another seal sighting occurred this afternoon near the Harvester on Durley Chine Beach.

The beast remained in the shallows for two hours before swimming out to sea as a crowd gathered.

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5:25pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Vicvic says...

This is not news at all. I have seen several Seals swimming very very close to chesil beach when I have been fishing there on numerous occasions as i suspect many others have. This is just not newsworthy. The Echo really is a second rate local rag.
This is not news at all. I have seen several Seals swimming very very close to chesil beach when I have been fishing there on numerous occasions as i suspect many others have. This is just not newsworthy. The Echo really is a second rate local rag. Vicvic

6:04pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Was his wife Heidi Klum in the water too? I would go down the beach for that.
Was his wife Heidi Klum in the water too? I would go down the beach for that. Telscombe Cliffy

7:42pm Wed 4 Dec 13

whataboutthat says...

More or less every time I fish the Southbourne beaches I see seals - esp at this time of the year, just before dusk. Depends on the tides how many fish and swim the bay - for that is what they are doing. They never look 'unwell' to me. Just what does an unwell seal look like anyway? News? No - normal. Sea healthy, rest at night all.
More or less every time I fish the Southbourne beaches I see seals - esp at this time of the year, just before dusk. Depends on the tides how many fish and swim the bay - for that is what they are doing. They never look 'unwell' to me. Just what does an unwell seal look like anyway? News? No - normal. Sea healthy, rest at night all. whataboutthat

8:49pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Huey says...

Vicvic wrote:
This is not news at all. I have seen several Seals swimming very very close to chesil beach when I have been fishing there on numerous occasions as i suspect many others have. This is just not newsworthy. The Echo really is a second rate local rag.
Went fishing at chesil beach in august and a seal skirted the cost, I got some pics and was impressed, looked on the net and saw that a couple of seal colonies are supposedly resident in Dorset - around Portland, and also inside Poole harbour.
Didn't tell the paper though...
But still found this story and the comments interesting.
[quote][p][bold]Vicvic[/bold] wrote: This is not news at all. I have seen several Seals swimming very very close to chesil beach when I have been fishing there on numerous occasions as i suspect many others have. This is just not newsworthy. The Echo really is a second rate local rag.[/p][/quote]Went fishing at chesil beach in august and a seal skirted the cost, I got some pics and was impressed, looked on the net and saw that a couple of seal colonies are supposedly resident in Dorset - around Portland, and also inside Poole harbour. Didn't tell the paper though... But still found this story and the comments interesting. Huey

11:21pm Wed 4 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

Loch Ness Tourist Board must be bricking it.
Loch Ness Tourist Board must be bricking it. scrumpyjack

6:42am Thu 5 Dec 13

Phixer says...

Vicvic wrote:
This is not news at all. I have seen several Seals swimming very very close to chesil beach when I have been fishing there on numerous occasions as i suspect many others have. This is just not newsworthy. The Echo really is a second rate local rag.
It sums up today's society that animals in their natural environment are considered 'news'. They must think that seals only live in zoos and fish are bred as fillets with plastic skin by the superdoopermarkets.
[quote][p][bold]Vicvic[/bold] wrote: This is not news at all. I have seen several Seals swimming very very close to chesil beach when I have been fishing there on numerous occasions as i suspect many others have. This is just not newsworthy. The Echo really is a second rate local rag.[/p][/quote]It sums up today's society that animals in their natural environment are considered 'news'. They must think that seals only live in zoos and fish are bred as fillets with plastic skin by the superdoopermarkets. Phixer

10:16am Thu 5 Dec 13

politicaltrainspotter says...

Apparently he was on his way to collect a sandbag from the surf reef.He has a hobby of collecting 'disaster memorabillia.Or to us council tax payers of Bournemouth 'Sunken Treasure.'
Apparently he was on his way to collect a sandbag from the surf reef.He has a hobby of collecting 'disaster memorabillia.Or to us council tax payers of Bournemouth 'Sunken Treasure.' politicaltrainspotter

12:51pm Thu 5 Dec 13

ben111 says...

I say thats swamp gas
I say thats swamp gas ben111

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