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Grey seals are the largest living carnivore in Britain with around 36 per cent of the world population found around the UK coast. They also live around Iceland, northern Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea, and southeast Canada.
Males grow to about 2.3 metres (7.5 feet), while females are smaller and average 1.8 metres (5.9 feet) in length. The name ‘grey’ seal is rather misleading, since there is a lot of variation in colour from almost black bulls to creamy white cows and the gorgeous silky white fur of new-born pups. Usually both sexes have a lighter colouring on their stomachs than on their backs.
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