Author: Ffion R

Well, somewhat unusually we have had fabulous weather this August bank holiday and out on the boat it's been all  about the seals and cetaceans.
So here is some of the promised footage from one of yesterday's offshore trips.
The common dolphin are an interesting species, they occur all over the world in both warm and cold waters but those that inhabit warmer waters tend to have smaller bodies  and larger fins to enable better heat loss where as in colder waters the opposite is true and they have larger bodies and smaller fins. #commondolphin #findyourepic
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Well, somewhat unusually we have had fabulous weather this August bank holiday and out on the boat it’s been all about the seals and cetaceans. So here is some of the promised footage from one of yesterday’s offshore trips. The common dolphin are an interesting species, they occur all over the world in both warm and cold waters but those that inhabit warmer waters tend to have smaller bodies and larger fins to enable better heat loss where as in colder waters the opposite is true and they have larger bodies and smaller fins. #commondolphin #findyourepic

Well, somewhat unusually we have had fabulous weather this August bank holiday and out on the boat it’s been all about the seals and cetaceans.
So here is some of the promised footage from one of yesterday’s offshore trips.
The common dolphin are an interesting species, they occur all over the world in both warm and cold waters but those that inhabit warmer waters tend to have smaller bodies and larger fins to enable better heat loss where as in colder waters the opposite is true and they have larger bodies and smaller fins. #commondolphin #findyourepic

As well as all the amazing bird and marine life, Ramsey has a number of interesting and rare species of plants growing on it.  One of these is the sub species of prostrate juniper which grows on a number of sites on the island.  It is so rare that there are only 7 of this sub species left in the world and 4 of them grow on Ramsey.  It may not look very exciting but this little bush could be an incredible 1000 years old.  The Pembrokeshire junipers are though to be an relict of the last Ice Age.  Although there are both male and female junipers on Ramsey there is no evidence to suggest they are still fruiting. #juniper
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As well as all the amazing bird and marine life, Ramsey has a number of interesting and rare species of plants growing on it. One of these is the sub species of prostrate juniper which grows on a number of sites on the island. It is so rare that there are only 7 of this sub species left in the world and 4 of them grow on Ramsey. It may not look very exciting but this little bush could be an incredible 1000 years old. The Pembrokeshire junipers are though to be an relict of the last Ice Age. Although there are both male and female junipers on Ramsey there is no evidence to suggest they are still fruiting. #juniper

As well as all the amazing bird and marine life, Ramsey has a number of interesting and rare species of plants growing on it. One of these is the sub species of prostrate juniper which grows on a number of sites on the island. It is so rare that there are only 7 of this sub species left in the world and 4 of them grow on Ramsey. It may not look very exciting but this little bush could be an incredible 1000 years old. The Pembrokeshire junipers are though to be an relict of the last Ice Age. Although there are both male and female junipers on Ramsey there is no evidence to suggest they are still fruiting. #juniper

It's that time of year again, seal pups are appearing on Ramsey's beaches and growing fast.  To give you an idea of how fast they grow, they are born at 90-105cm in length and weigh 10-18kg. The female will then feed her pup for a sum total of three weeks and in this short amount of time the pup will triple its birth weight, gaining an average of 2kg per day, fed on one of the richest mammal milks known to man, at about 60% fat.  At 3 weeks old however, childhood is over and they are weaned and abandoned. 
Yesterday we saw a pup having its first swimming lesson which is always entertaining as they are not very adept swimmers initially. #sealpup
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It’s that time of year again, seal pups are appearing on Ramsey’s beaches and growing fast. To give you an idea of how fast they grow, they are born at 90-105cm in length and weigh 10-18kg. The female will then feed her pup for a sum total of three weeks and in this short amount of time the pup will triple its birth weight, gaining an average of 2kg per day, fed on one of the richest mammal milks known to man, at about 60% fat. At 3 weeks old however, childhood is over and they are weaned and abandoned. Yesterday we saw a pup having its first swimming lesson which is always entertaining as they are not very adept swimmers initially. #sealpup

It’s that time of year again, seal pups are appearing on Ramsey’s beaches and growing fast. To give you an idea of how fast they grow, they are born at 90-105cm in length and weigh 10-18kg. The female will then feed her pup for a sum total of three weeks and in this short amount of time the pup will triple its birth weight, gaining an average of 2kg per day, fed on one of the richest mammal milks known to man, at about 60% fat. At 3 weeks old however, childhood is over and they are weaned and abandoned.
Yesterday we saw a pup having its first swimming lesson which is always entertaining as they are not very adept swimmers initially. #sealpup