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Female grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) swimming around kelp. The grey seal inhabits coastal waters across the north Atlantic Ocean from New England, USA through Canada to the British Isles and Scandinavia. It feeds mainly on fish, especially bottom-dwelling fish, which it catches on dives down to around 70 metres. It has been recorded as feeding on crustaceans and even smaller seals also. Males may reach a length of up to 3.3 metres and a weight of 300 kilograms. Females are much smaller, around half these figures. Filmed off the Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, UK, where there is a large colony.
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