Following the success of our 100th systematic seal survey for a project spanning 11 years around Looe Island by Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust, Looe Marine Conservation Group and Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Countryfile came to town to film our partnership work along with other local features, including the wonderful Ellie Jackson following up by talking…Read More
Seals never cease to surprise us with their behaviour and this year has been no exception!
In 2019, we have had seals from a huge area visiting Cornwall arriving from all directions!
On 25th March on one routine survey at a single haul out site in West Cornwall we photographed seals visiting us who have…
Fundraising for seals
Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) are hugely grateful to our amazing team of volunteers who brave all conditions to monitor grey seals on the Lizard every single day, all year round.
These inspiring people not only record and photograph seals on a daily basis, but they process these photos to identify the individual seals…
This week our volunteer CSGRT boat survey team completed our springtime STAPIP (St Agnes to Trevose) boat based survey.
We have been running these surveys since October 2011, so this was our 28th time surveying this coastal transect!
Awesome surveyors …Read More
What a surprise to find adult male ‘8 Horns’ resting peacefully on the foreshore during my routine West Cornwall survey last week!
He is a bit of a celebrity you see! In the seal world we never know who will catapult themselves to fame next and this was 8 Horn’s turn!
8 Horns in…Read More
Our latest photo ID hub!
In 2018 a generous grant from the Postcode Local Trust (supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery) enabled us to formalise and take forward 15 photo ID hubs around the coast of Cornwall and Devon – including Lundy and the Isles of Scilly.
The latest team to join this exciting adventure with CSGRT…Read More
After 20 years, CSGRT Rangers are still discovering new things taking scientific knowledge forward about our globally rare grey seals. Lucky bunting was just 2/3 years old when she was entangled in lost trawl net, so Sue Sayer contacted British Divers Marine Life Rescue and on 12/07/16, Dan Jarvis led a rescue enabling Sue to…Read More
Oh no x 2!
Oh no! ‘Medallion Man’ and ‘Radley’ have both been HOOKED by angling lures. Sadly this is an unintended consequence of feeding seals in harbours.
On a recent boat survey, CSGRT witnessed Medallion Man – an iconic adult male grey seal begging unmercifully around a Newquay Harbour tripper boat, from which he got fed to the delight of…
At the beginning of this year, we were excited to work on making some sealy activities. Primarily for use at the National Trust’s Lizard Watchpoint they will also be a great resource for our stalls and workshops.
Marion designed a few different games: Top trumps, ‘Memory’ and a ‘Seal Photo ID Challenge’ thanks to Alec and Enid…
Looe ID Hub
2018 will see the 10th anniversary of our systematic surveys that are done on Looe island! This was the very first team marine group survey that CSGRT undertook, making it a pioneer project for us thanks to generous funding from Postcode Local Trust supported by the People’s Postcode Lottery.
The project entirely led and run by…
Touring mini exhibition
On week 9 of our Seal Squad XP Roadshow a very important part of our Touring Mini Exhibition arrived: our ten big informative display banners in frames and our new leaflets!
Many thanks to Tom at Attic Design and Print (http://www.attic-design.co.uk/) for researching and sourcing such amazing frames for us. They are easy to put…
At the beginning of October 2017, Marion attended the ‘Community Science in the Natural World’ conference organised in Plymouth by the National Marine Aquarium and the Community Seagrass Initiative. Having learned about some really exciting new engagement tools she came back raring to use them. This was especially true for ‘slido’ (https://www.sli.do/) a tool for…Read More