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…
As you may know already, we have a very special member of Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust – an adult male grey seal skeleton called Septimus!
Since joining CSGRT, Septimus has had a rather busy schedule – so busy in fact, that his partner in crime Rob Wells has to keep a separate diary for…
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
Thank you Bowgie Inn!
A big thank you to our third business supporter… the Bowgie Inn!
Perfectly perched on the West Pentire Headland, overlooking the golden sands of Crantock Beach, is the Bowgie Inn – also known as ‘the pink pub’!
The pub has panoramic coastal views of Crantock, the Gannel estuary and the dramatic headlands nearby, as well as…Read More
The legend that is Bob Earll has finally committed his huge body of Marine Conservation knowledge to print. His marine experience spans 40 years, so he has witnessed marine research and conservation grow from a handful of people (when he worked with the Marine Conservation Society in 1978) to a mainstream discipline involving governments, charities,…Read More
Meet our Patron!
Our first contact with Gillian Burke was during Springwatch 2017 for their piece on grey seals. We then met her at several local events and felt an instant connection with her through our shared values and ethos. We immediately decided that Gillian would make an excellent ambassador for our charity and we were absolutely delighted…Read More
Cornwall is facing a seal pup rescue crisis. Partners CSGRT, British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), the Cornish Seal Sanctuary (CSS) and RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Hospital are hearing about unprecedented numbers of underweight seal pups around the coast in need of rescue by BDMLR. With no spare capacity at CSS and RSPCA West Hatch, BDMLR…Read More
CSGRT global stage
As an evidence based conservation charity, CSGRT are keen to share research findings as widely as possible. Since the end of October, CSGRT has gone global reinforcing our key messages three times!
On 28/10/17 Elizabeth Hogan from World Animal Protection invited Sue Sayer to attend the Society of Marine Mammlology conference in Halifax Nova Scotia to…
Box is alive!
Seriously wounded, a seal was slashed on her rear flippers by a boat propeller as she was hand fed in St Ives Harbour on 19/08/17. The adult female seal ‘Box desk’ (Box for short) was subsequently identified from witness statements and photographic evidence taken before, during and after the incident. Box had been encouraged to…Read More
Stop feeding seals!
“Horrifying and life changing” – that’s one person’s description of the day their St Ives boat trip went badly wrong. As an enjoyable angling trip came to a close and the boat returned to St Ives harbour, customers gave in to the begging eyes of two seals – ‘Box desk’ and ‘Clouds’ following their boat….Read More
Flipper gets lucky!
Last week Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust’s (CSGRT’s) Sue and Kate went out on one of their twice weekly surveys of the West Cornwall seal complex. Usually at this time of year, seals are hauled on the offshore island, but the rough seas and cooler temperatures have obviously confused the seals, leaving Sue and Kate…Read More
BBC Springwatch Seals
Springwatch have been planning trips to the beautiful Isles of Scilly since 2012 and this year’s final episode featured presenter Gillian Burke snorkelling with seals. Gillian contacted Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) prior to filming to ensure she followed and communicated best practice.
CSGRT advise that swimming with seals is ONLY done using a…